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Al Jaamf Al Saheeh 

AUTHOR By Imam Al Bukhari 

Volume 1 

1.1: 

Narrated "Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Deeds (their correctness and rewards) depend upon 

intentions, and every person gets but what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for 

worldly benefits, or for a woman to marry, his emigration is for what he emigrated for." 

1.2: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of the faithful believers) Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah's Apostle "O 

Allah's Apostle! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?" Allah's Apostle replied, 

"Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the 

hardest of all and then this state passes off after I have grasped what is inspired. 

Sometimes the Angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp what he 

says." ' Aisha added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day 

and noticed the sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over). 

1.3: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of the faithful believers) The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to 

Allah's Apostle was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and 

then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave 

of Hira where he used to worship (Allah alone) continuously for many days before his 

desire to see his family. He used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then 

come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food likewise again till suddenly the Truth 

descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked 

him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read. 

The Prophet added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could 

not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, 'I do 

not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I 

could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I 

replied, I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for 

the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your 

Lord, who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord 

is the Most Generous." (96.1, 96.2, 96.3) Then Allah's Apostle returned with the 

Inspiration and with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid 

and said, "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and after that he 

told her everything that had happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me." 

Khadija replied, "Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good 



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relations with your Kith and kin, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guests 
generously and assist the deserving calamity-afflicted ones." 

Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad [??] bin 
'Abdul 'Uzza, who, during the pre Islamic Period became a Christian and used to write 
the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as 
Allah wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to 
Waraqa, "Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!" Waraqa asked, "O my 
nephew! What have you seen?" Allah's Apostle described whatever he had seen. Waraqa 
said, "This is the same one who keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to 
Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn 
you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the 
affirmative and said, "Anyone (man) who came with something similar to what you have 
brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain Alive till the day when you will 
be turned out then I would support you strongly." But after a few days Waraqa died and 
the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while. 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in 
revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet "While I was walking, all of a sudden I 
heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the 
cave of Hira' sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I got afraid of him and came 
back home and said, 'Wrap me (in blankets).' And then Allah revealed the following Holy 
Verses (of Qur'an): 

'O you (i.e. Muhammad)! wrapped up in garments!' Arise and warn (the people against 
Allah's Punishment),... up to 'and desert the idols.' (74.1-5) After this the revelation 
started coming strongly, frequently and regularly." 
1.4: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Jubair: 

Ibn 'Abbas in the explanation of the Statement of Allah 'Move not your tongue 
concerning (the Qur'an) to make haste therewith (75.16)' said "Allah's Apostle used to 
bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the 
Inspiration." Ibn 'Abbas moved his lips saying, "I am moving my lips in front of you as 
Allah's Apostle used to move his." Sa'id moved his lips saying: "I am moving my lips, as 
I saw Ibn 'Abbas moving his." Ibn 'Abbas added, "So Allah revealed 'Move not your 
tongue concerning (the Qur'an) to make haste therewith. It is for us to collect it and to 
give you (O Muhammad) the ability to recite it (the Qur'an) (75.16-17)' which means that 
Allah will make him (the Prophet ) remember the portion of the Qur'an which was 
revealed at that time by heart and recite it. The Statement of Allah: And 'When we have 
recited it to you (O Muhammad through Gabriel) then you follow its (Qur'an) recital' 

(75.18) means 'listen to it and be silent.' Then it is for Us (Allah) to make It clear to you' 

(75.19) means 'Then it is (for Allah) to make you recite it (and its meaning will be clear 
by itself through your tongue). Afterwards, Allah's Apostle used to listen to Gabriel 
whenever he came and after his departure he used to recite it as Gabriel had recited it." 
1.5: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in 

generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him 



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every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur'an. Allah's Apostle was the most generous 

person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to 

do charitable deeds). 

1.6: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he 

had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in 

Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at the time when Allah's Apostle had truce 

with Abu Sufyan and Quraish infidels. So Abu Sufyan and his companions went to 

Heraclius at Ilya (Jerusalem). Heraclius called them in the court and he had all the senior 

Roman dignitaries around him. He called for his translator who, translating Heraclius' 

question said to them, "Who amongst you is closely related to that man who claims to be 

a Prophet?" Abu Sufyan replied, "I am the nearest relative to him (amongst the group). 

Heraclius said, "Bring him (Abu Sufyan) close to me and make his companions stand 

behind him." Abu Sufyan added, Heraclius told his translator to tell my companions that 

he wanted to put some questions to me regarding that man (The Prophet) and that if I told 

a lie they (my companions) should contradict me." Abu Sufyan added, "By Allah! Had I 

not been afraid of my companions labeling me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth 

about the Prophet. The first question he asked me about him was: 

'What is his family status amongst you?' 

I replied, 'He belongs to a good (noble) family amongst us.' 

Heraclius further asked, 'Has anybody amongst you ever claimed the same (i.e. to be a 

Prophet) before him?' 

I replied, 'No.' 

He said, 'Was anybody amongst his ancestors a king?' 

I replied, 'No.' 

Heraclius asked, 'Do the nobles or the poor follow him?' 

I replied, 'It is the poor who follow him.' 

He said, Are his followers increasing decreasing (day by day)?' 

I replied, 'They are increasing.' 

He then asked, 'Does anybody amongst those who embrace his religion become 

displeased and renounce the religion afterwards?' 

I replied, 'No.' 

Heraclius said, 'Have you ever accused him of telling lies before his claim (to be a 

Prophet)?' 

I replied, 'No. ' 

Heraclius said, 'Does he break his promises?' 

I replied, 'No. We are at truce with him but we do not know what he will do in it.' I could 

not find opportunity to say anything against him except that. 

Heraclius asked, 'Have you ever had a war with him?' 

I replied, 'Yes.' 

Then he said, 'What was the outcome of the battles?' 

I replied, 'Sometimes he was victorious and sometimes we.' 

Heraclius said, 'What does he order you to do?' 



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I said, 'He tells us to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to worship anything along 
with Him, and to renounce all that our ancestors had said. He orders us to pray, to speak 
the truth, to be chaste and to keep good relations with our Kith and kin.' 
Heraclius asked the translator to convey to me the following, I asked you about his family 
and your reply was that he belonged to a very noble family. In fact all the Apostles come 
from noble families amongst their respective peoples. I questioned you whether anybody 
else amongst you claimed such a thing, your reply was in the negative. If the answer had 
been in the affirmative, I would have thought that this man was following the previous 
man's statement. Then I asked you whether anyone of his ancestors was a king. Your 
reply was in the negative, and if it had been in the affirmative, I would have thought that 
this man wanted to take back his ancestral kingdom. 

I further asked whether he was ever accused of telling lies before he said what he said, 
and your reply was in the negative. So I wondered how a person who does not tell a lie 
about others could ever tell a lie about Allah. I, then asked you whether the rich people 
followed him or the poor. You replied that it was the poor who followed him. And in fact 
all the Apostle have been followed by this very class of people. Then I asked you whether 
his followers were increasing or decreasing. You replied that they were increasing, and in 
fact this is the way of true faith, till it is complete in all respects. I further asked you 
whether there was anybody, who, after embracing his religion, became displeased and 
discarded his religion. Your reply was in the negative, and in fact this is (the sign of) true 
faith, when its delight enters the hearts and mixes with them completely. I asked you 
whether he had ever betrayed. You replied in the negative and likewise the Apostles 
never betray. Then I asked you what he ordered you to do. You replied that he ordered 
you to worship Allah and Allah alone and not to worship any thing along with Him and 
forbade you to worship idols and ordered you to pray, to speak the truth and to be chaste. 
If what you have said is true, he will very soon occupy this place underneath my feet and I 
knew it (from the scriptures) that he was going to appear but I did not know that he would 
be from you, and if I could reach him definitely, I would go immediately to meet him and 
if I were with him, I would certainly wash his feet.' Heraclius then asked for the letter 
addressed by Allah's Apostle 

which was delivered by Dihya to the Governor of Busra, who forwarded it to Heraclius to 
read. The contents of the letter were as follows: "In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the 
Merciful (This letter is) from Muhammad the slave of Allah and His Apostle to Heraclius 
the ruler of Byzantine. Peace be upon him, who follows the right path. Furthermore I 
invite you to Islam, and if you become a Muslim you will be safe, and Allah will double 
your reward, and if you reject this invitation of Islam you will be committing a sin by 
misguiding your Arisiyin (peasants). (And I recite to you Allah's Statement:) 
'O people of the scripture! Come to a word common to you and us that we worship none 
but Allah and that we associate nothing in worship with Him, and that none of us shall 
take others as Lords beside Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: Bear witness that we are 
Muslims (those who have surrendered to Allah).' (3:64). 

Abu Sufyan then added, "When Heraclius had finished his speech and had read the letter, 
there was a great hue and cry in the Royal Court. So we were turned out of the court. I 
told my companions that the question of Ibn-Abi-Kabsha (the Prophet Muhammad) has 
become so prominent that even the King of Bani Al-Asfar (Byzantine) is afraid of him. 



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Then I started to become sure that he (the Prophet) would be the conqueror in the near 

future till I embraced Islam (i.e. Allah guided me to it). 

The sub narrator adds, "Ibn An-Natur was the Governor of Ilya' (Jerusalem) and Heraclius 

was the head of the Christians of Sham. Ibn An-Natur narrates that once while Heraclius 

was visiting Ilya' (Jerusalem), he got up in the morning with a sad mood. Some of his 

priests asked him why he was in that mood? Heraclius was a foreteller and an astrologer. 

He replied, At night when I looked at the stars, I saw that the leader of those who practice 

circumcision had appeared (become the conqueror). Who are they who practice 

circumcision?' The people replied, 'Except the Jews nobody practices circumcision, so 

you should not be afraid of them (Jews). 

'Just Issue orders to kill every Jew present in the country.' 

While they were discussing it, a messenger sent by the king of Ghassan to convey the 

news of Allah's Apostle to Heraclius was brought in. Having heard the news, he 

(Heraclius) ordered the people to go and see whether the messenger of Ghassan was 

circumcised. The people, after seeing him, told Heraclius that he was circumcised. 

Heraclius then asked him about the Arabs. The messenger replied, Arabs also practice 

circumcision.' 

(After hearing that) Heraclius remarked that sovereignty of the Arabs had appeared. 

Heraclius then wrote a letter to his friend in Rome who was as good as Heraclius in 

knowledge. Heraclius then left for Horns, (a town in Syrian and stayed there till he 

received the reply of his letter from his friend who agreed with him in his opinion about 

the emergence of the Prophet and the fact that he was a Prophet. On that Heraclius invited 

all the heads of the Byzantines to assemble in his palace at Horns. When they assembled, 

he ordered that all the doors of his palace be closed. Then he came out and said, 'O 

Byzantines! If success is your desire and if you seek right guidance and want your empire 

to remain then give a pledge of allegiance to this Prophet (i.e. embrace Islam).' 

(On hearing the views of Heraclius) the people ran towards the gates of the palace like 

onagers [??] but found the doors closed. Heraclius realized their hatred towards Islam 

and when he lost the hope of their embracing Islam, he ordered that they should be 

brought back in audience. 

(When they returned) he said, 'What already said was just to test the strength of your 

conviction and I have seen it.' The people prostrated before him and became pleased with 

him, and this was the end of Heraclius' story (in connection with his faith). 

1.7: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): 

-1. To testify that there is no deity (owing the right to be worshipped) but Allah and that 

Muhammad is Allah's Messenger. 

-2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly. 

-3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) . 

-4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca) 

-5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan. 

1.8: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 



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The Prophet said, "Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And 

Haya' (This word "Haya"' covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken 

together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc. Its 

predominant meaning is: pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions) is a part 

of faith." 

1.9: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Amr: 

The Prophet said, "A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue 

and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah 

has forbidden." 

1.10: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

Some people asked Allah's Apostle, "Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good 

Muslim)?" He replied, "One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and 

hands." 

1.11: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Amr: 

A man asked the Prophet , "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" 

The Prophet replied, 'To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom 

you do not Know (See Hadith No. 27). 

1.12: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother 

what he likes for himself." 

1.13: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

"Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till 

he loves me more than his father and his children." 

1.14: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said "None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his 

children and all mankind." 

1.15: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the 

sweetness (delight) of faith: 

-1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else. 

-2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 

-3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire." 

1.16: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Love for the Ansar is a sign of faith and hatred for the Ansar is a sign 

of hypocrisy." 

1.17: 

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: 



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who took part in the battle of Badr and was a Naqib (a person heading a group of six 

persons), on the night of Al-'Aqaba pledge: Allah's Apostle said while a group of his 

companions were around him, "Swear allegiance to me for: 

-1 . Not to join anything in worship along with Allah. 

-2. Not to steal. 

-3. Not to commit illegal sexual intercourse. 

-4. Not to kill your children. 

-5. Not to accuse an innocent person (to spread such an accusation among people). 

-6. Not to be disobedient (when ordered) to do good deed." 

The Prophet added: "Whoever among you fulfills his pledge will be rewarded by Allah. 

And whoever indulges in any one of them (except the ascription of partners to Allah) and 

gets the punishment in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for that sin. And 

if one indulges in any of them, and Allah conceals his sin, it is up to Him to forgive or 

punish him (in the Hereafter)." 'Ubada bin As-Samit added: "So we swore allegiance for 

these." (points to Allah's Apostle) 

1.18: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle said, "A time will come that the best property of a Muslim will be sheep 

which he will take on the top of mountains and the places of rainfall (valleys) so as to flee 

with his religion from afflictions." 

1.19: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle ordered the Muslims to do something, he used to order them 

deeds which were easy for them to do, (according to their strength endurance). They said, 

"O Allah's Apostle! We are not like you. Allah has forgiven your past and future sins." 

So Allah's Apostle became angry and it was apparent on his face. He said, "I am the most 

Allah fearing, and know Allah better than all of you do." 

1.20: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the 

sweetness of faith: 

-1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle become dearer than anything else. 

-2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 

-3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (Atheism) after Allah has brought (saved) him out 

from it, as he hates to be thrown in fire." 

1.21: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet said, "When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise and the people of Hell 

will go to Hell, Allah will order those who have had faith equal to the weight of a grain of 

mustard seed to be taken out from Hell. So they will be taken out but (by then) they will 

be blackened (charred). Then they will be put in the river of Haya' (rain) or Hayat (life) 

(the Narrator is in doubt as to which is the right term), and they will revive like a grain 

that grows near the bank of a flood channel. Don't you see that it comes out yellow and 

twisted" 

1.22: 



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Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle said, "While I was sleeping I saw (in a dream) some people wearing shirts 

of which some were reaching up to the breasts only while others were even shorter than 

that. 'Umar bin Al-Khattab was shown wearing a shirt that he was dragging." The people 

asked, "How did you interpret it? (What is its interpretation) O Allah's Apostle?" He (the 

Prophet ) replied, "It is the Religion." 

1.23: 

Narrated 'Abdullah (bin "Umar): 

Once Allah's Apostle passed by an Ansari (man) who was admonishing to his brother 

regarding Haya' (pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions). On that Allah's 

Apostle said, "Leave him as Haya' is a part of faith." (See Hadith No. 8) 

1.24: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they 

testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's 

Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform 

a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then 

their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah." 

1.25: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle was asked, "What is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and 

His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, "What is the next (in goodness)? 

He replied, "To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah's Cause." The questioner 

again asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?" He replied, "To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age 

to Mecca) Mabrur" (i.e. accepted by Allah, performed with the intention of seeking 

Allah's pleasure only and not to show off, without committing a sin and in accordance 

with the traditions of the Prophet). 

1.26: 

Narrated Sa'd: 

Allah's Apostle distributed (Zakat) amongst (a group of) people while I was sitting there 

but Allah's Apostle left a man whom I thought the best of the lot. I asked, "O Allah's 

Apostle! Why have you left that person? By Allah I regard him as a faithful believer." 

The Prophet commented: "Or merely a Muslim." I remained quiet for a while, but could 

not help repeating my question because of what I knew about him. And then asked Allah's 

Apostle, "Why have you left so and so? By Allah! He is a faithful believer." The Prophet 

again said, "Or merely a Muslim." And I could not help repeating my question because of 

what I knew about him. Then the Prophet said, "O Sa'd! I give to a person while another 

is dearer to me, for fear that he might be thrown on his face in the Fire by Allah." 

1.27: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin ' Amr: 

A person asked Allah's Apostle . "What (sort of) deeds in or (what qualities of) Islam are 

good?" He replied, "To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom 

you don't know." 

1.28: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 



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The Prophet said: "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were 

women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they 

ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are 

ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always 

been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her 

liking), she will say, 'I have never received any good from you." 

1.29: 

Narrated Al-Ma'rur: 

At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing 

a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, "I abused a person by calling his 

mother with bad names." The Prophet said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by 

calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your 

slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a 

brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he 

wears. Do not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do 

so, then help them.' " 

1.30: 

Narrated Al-Ahnaf bin Qais: 

While I was going to help this man ('Ali Ibn Abi Talib), Abu Bakra met me and asked, 

"Where are you going?" I replied, "I am going to help that person." He said, "Go back for 

I have heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'When two Muslims fight (meet) each other with 

their swords, both the murderer as well as the murdered will go to the Hell-fire.' I said, 'O 

Allah's Apostle! It is all right for the murderer but what about the murdered one?' Allah's 

Apostle replied, "He surely had the intention to kill his companion." 

1.31: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

When the following Verse was revealed: "It is those who believe and confuse not their 

belief with wrong (worshipping others besides Allah.)" (6:83), the companions of Allah's 

Apostle asked, "Who is amongst us who had not done injustice (wrong)?" Allah revealed: 

"No doubt, joining others in worship with Allah is a great injustice (wrong) indeed." 

(31.13) 

1.32: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three: 

-1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 

-2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise ). 

-3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, 

he will not return it.)" 

1.33: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin ' Amr: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure 

hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one 

characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up. 

-1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays. 

-2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 



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-3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous. 

-4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner." 

1.34: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere 

faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be 

forgiven." 

1.35: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The person who participates in (Holy battles) in Allah's cause and 

nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and His Apostles, will be 

recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted 

to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr). Had I not found it difficult for my 

followers, then I would not remain behind any sariya (military unit) going for Jihad and I 

would have loved to be martyred in Allah's cause and then made Alive, and then martyred 

and then made alive, and then again martyred in His cause." 

1.36: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said: "Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan 

faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not for showing off), 

all his past sins will be forgiven." 

1.37: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of 

sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." 

1.38: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion 

will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be 

near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain 

strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights." (See Fath-ul-Bari, Page 102, Vol. 

1). 

1.39: 

Narrated Al-Bara' (bin " Azib): 

When the Prophet came to Medina, he stayed first with his grandfathers or maternal 

uncles from Ansar. He offered his prayers facing Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) for sixteen or 

seventeen months, but he wished that he could pray facing the Ka'ba (at Mecca). The first 

prayer which he offered facing the Ka'ba was the 'Asr prayer in the company of some 

people. Then one of those who had offered that prayer with him came out and passed by 

some people in a mosque who were bowing during their prayers (facing Jerusalem). He 

said addressing them, "By Allah, I testify that I have prayed with Allah's Apostle facing 

Mecca (Ka'ba).' Hearing that, those people changed their direction towards the Ka'ba 

immediately. Jews and the people of the scriptures used to be pleased to see the Prophet 

facing Jerusalem in prayers but when he changed his direction towards the Ka'ba, during 

the prayers, they disapproved of it. 



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Al-Bara' added, "Before we changed our direction towards the Ka'ba (Mecca) in prayers, 

some Muslims had died or had been killed and we did not know what to say about them 

(regarding their prayers.) Allah then revealed: And Allah would never make your faith 

(prayers) to be lost (i.e. the prayers of those Muslims were valid).' " (2:143). 

1.40: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If any one of you improve (follows strictly) his Islamic religion 

then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good 

deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is." 

1.41: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once the Prophet came while a woman was sitting with me. He said, "Who is she?" I 

replied, "She is so and so," and told him about her (excessive) praying. He said 

disapprovingly, "Do (good) deeds which is within your capacity (without overtaxing 

yourself) as Allah does not get tired (of giving rewards) but (surely) you will get tired; 

the best deed (act of Worship) in the sight of Allah is that which is done regularly." 

1.42: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever said "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has 

in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a barley grain will be taken out of Hell. 

And whoever said: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart 

good (faith) equal to the weight of a wheat grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever 

said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and has in his heart good (faith) 

equal to the weight of an atom will be taken out of Hell." 

1.43: 

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

Once a Jew said to me, "O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book 

Which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have 

taken that day (on which it was revealed as a day of celebration." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab 

asked, "Which is that verse?" The Jew replied, "This day I have perfected your religion 

For you, completed My favor upon you, And have chosen for you Islam as your religion." 

(5:3) 'Umar replied, "No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to the 

Prophet. It was Friday and the Prophet was standing at 'Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)" 

1.44: 

Narrated Talha bin 'Ubaidullah: 

A man from Najd with unkempt hair came to Allah's Apostle and we heard his loud voice 

but could not understand what he was saying, till he came near and then we came to know 

that he was asking about Islam. Allah's Apostle said, "You have to offer prayers perfectly 

five times in a day and night (24 hours)." The man asked, "Is there any more (praying)?" 

Allah's Apostle replied, "No, but if you want to offer the Nawafil prayers (you can)." 

Allah's Apostle further said to him: "You have to observe fasts during the month of 

Ramadan." The man asked, "Is there any more fasting?" Allah's Apostle replied, "No, but 

if you want to observe the Nawafil fasts (you can.)" Then Allah's Apostle further said to 

him, "You have to pay the Zakat (obligatory charity)." The man asked, "Is there any thing 

other than the Zakat for me to pay?" Allah's Apostle replied, "No, unless you want to give 



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alms of your own." And then that man retreated saying, "By Allah! I will neither do less 

nor more than this." Allah's Apostle said, "If what he said is true, then he will be 

successful (i.e. he will be granted Paradise). 

1.45: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "(A believer) who accompanies the funeral procession of a Muslim 

out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's reward and remains with it till the funeral 

prayer is offered and the burial ceremonies are over, he will return with a reward of two 

Qirats. Each Qirat is like the size of the (Mount) Uhud. He who offers the funeral prayer 

only and returns before the burial, will return with the reward of one Qirat only." 

1.46: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (an evil doing) and killing him is Kufr 

(disbelief)." Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: "Allah's Apostle went out to inform the 

people about the (date of the) night of decree (Al-Qadr) but there happened a quarrel 

between two Muslim men. The Prophet said, "I came out to inform you about (the date 

of) the night of Al-Qadr, but as so and so and so and so quarreled, its knowledge was 

taken away (I forgot it) and maybe it was better for you. Now look for it in the 7th, the 9th 

and the 5th (of the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan). 

1.47: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) 

Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle replied, 'Faith is to believe in 

Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." 

Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah 

Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and 

to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Hisan 

(perfection)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you 

cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." 

Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, 

"The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about 

its portents. 

-1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master. 

-2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the 

construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows 

except Allah. 

The Prophet then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." 

(3 1 . 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him 

back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to 

teach the people their religion." Abu "Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that 

as a part of faith. 

1.48: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Abbas: 

I was informed by Abu Sufyan that Heraclius said to him, "I asked you whether they 

(followers of Muhammad) were increasing or decreasing. You replied that they were 



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increasing. And in fact, this is the way of true Faith till it is complete in all respects. I 

further asked you whether there was anybody, who, after embracing his (the Prophets) 

religion (Islam) became displeased and discarded it. You replied in the negative, and in 

fact, this is (a sign of) true faith. When its delight enters the heart and mixes with them 

completely, nobody can be displeased with it." 

1.49: 

Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between 

them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge 

about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and 

his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes 

(his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is 

liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on 

the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if 

it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole 

body gets spoilt and that is the heart. 

1.50: 

Narrated Abu Jamra: 

I used to sit with Ibn "Abbas and he made me sit on his sitting place. He requested me to 

stay with him in order that he might give me a share from his property. So I stayed with 

him for two months. Once he told (me) that when the delegation of the tribe of "Abdul 

Qais came to the Prophet, the Prophet asked them, "Who are the people (i.e. you)? (Or) 

who are the delegate?" They replied, "We are from the tribe of Rabija." Then the Prophet 

said to them, "Welcome! O people (or O delegation of 'Abdul Qais)! Neither will you 

have disgrace nor will you regret." They said, "O Allah's Apostle! We cannot come to you 

except in the sacred month and there is the infidel tribe of Mudar intervening between 

you and us. So please order us to do something good (religious deeds) so that we may 

inform our people whom we have left behind (at home), and that we may enter Paradise 

(by acting on them)." Then they asked about drinks (what is legal and what is illegal). The 

Prophet ordered them to do four things and forbade them from four things. He ordered 

them to believe in Allah Alone and asked them, "Do you know what is meant by 

believing in Allah Alone?" They replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." 

Thereupon the Prophet said, "It means: 

-1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is 

Allah's Apostle. 

-2. To offer prayers perfectly 

-3. To pay the Zakat (obligatory charity) 

-4. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan. 

-5. And to pay Al-Khumus (one fifth of the booty to be given in Allah's Cause). 

Then he forbade them four things, namely Hantam, Dubba, Naqir-Muzaffat or (Naqir) 

Muqaiyar (names of pots in which Alcoholic drinks were prepared, the Prophet used the 

names of the pots to designate the prohibited drinks usually brewed in them). The Prophet 

further said (to them): "Memorize them (these instructions) and convey them to the 

people whom you have left behind." 

1.51: 



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Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person 

will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah 

and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever 

emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he 

emigrated for." 

1.52: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

The Prophet said, "If a man spends on his family (with the intention of having a reward 

from Allah) sincerely for Allah's sake then it is a (kind of) alms-giving in reward for him. 

1.53: 

Narrated Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas: 

Allah's Apostle said, "You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah's sake even 

if it were a morsel which you put in your wife's mouth." 

1.54: 

Narrated Jarir bin 'Abdullah: 

I gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle for the following: 

-1. offer prayers perfectly 

-2. pay the Zakat (obligatory charity) 

-3. and be sincere and true to every Muslim. 

1.55: 

Narrated Ziyad bin Tlaqa [??] : 

I heard Jarir bin 'Abdullah (Praising Allah). On the day when Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba 

died, he (Jarir) got up (on the pulpit) and thanked and praised Allah and said, "Be afraid 

of Allah alone Who has none along with Him to be worshipped. (You should) be calm 

and quiet till the (new) chief comes to you and he will come to you soon. Ask Allah's 

forgiveness for your (late) chief because he himself loved to forgive others." Jarir added, 

"Amma ba'du (now then), I went to the Prophet and said, 'I give my pledge of allegiance 

to you for Islam." The Prophet conditioned (my pledge) for me to be sincere and true to 

every Muslim so I gave my pledge to him for this. By the Lord of this mosque! I am 

sincere and true to you (Muslims). Then Jarir asked for Allah's forgiveness and came 

down (from the pulpit). 

1.56: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

While the Prophet was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, 

"When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?" Allah's Apostle continued his talk, so 

some people said that Allah's Apostle had heard the question, but did not like what that 

Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Allah's Apostle had not heard it. When the 

Prophet finished his speech, he said, "Where is the questioner, who inquired about the 

Hour (Doomsday)?" The Bedouin said, "I am here, O Allah's Apostle ." Then the Prophet 

said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday)." The Bedouin said, 

"How will that be lost?" The Prophet said, "When the power or authority comes in the 

hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)" 

1.57: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin ' Amr: 



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Once the Prophet remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were 

performing ablution for the prayer which was over-due. We were just passing wet hands 

over our feet (and not washing them properly) so the Prophet addressed us in a loud voice 

and said twice or thrice: "Save your heels from the fire." 

1.58: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Amongst the trees, there is a tree, the leaves of which do not fall 

and is like a Muslim. Tell me the name of that tree." Everybody started thinking about the 

trees of the desert areas. And I thought of the date-palm tree but felt shy to answer the 

others then asked, "What is that tree, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "It is the date-palm 

true." 

1.59: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "Amongst the trees, there is a tree, the leaves of which do not fall and is 

like a Muslim. Tell me the name of that tree." Everybody started thinking about the trees 

of the desert areas. And I thought of the date-palm tree. The others then asked, "Please 

inform us what is that tree, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "It is the date-palm tree." 

1.60: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

same as above Hadith 59. 

1.61: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

same as above Hadith 59. 

1.62: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

same as above Hadith 59. 

1.63: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He 

made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: "Who amongst 

you is Muhammad?" At that time the Prophet was sitting amongst us (his companions) 

leaning on his arm. We replied, "This white man reclining on his arm." The an then 

addressed him, "O Son of 'Abdul Muttalib." 

The Prophet said, "I am here to answer your questions." The man said to the Prophet, "I 

want to ask you something and will be hard in questioning. So do not get angry." The 

Prophet said, "Ask whatever you want." The man said, "I ask you by your Lord, and the 

Lord of those who were before you, has Allah sent you as an Apostle to all the mankind?" 

The Prophet replied, "By Allah, yes." The man further said, "I ask you by Allah. Has 

Allah ordered you to offer five prayers in a day and night (24 hours).? He replied, "By 

Allah, Yes." The man further said, "I ask you by Allah! Has Allah ordered you to observe 

fasts during this month of the year (i.e. Ramadan)?" He replied, "By Allah, Yes." The 

man further said, "I ask you by Allah. Has Allah ordered you to take Zakat (obligatory 

charity) from our rich people and distribute it amongst our poor people?" The Prophet 

replied, "By Allah, yes." Thereupon that man said, "I have believed in all that with which 



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you have been sent, and I have been sent by my people as a messenger, and I am Dimam 

bin ThaTaba from the brothers of Bani Sa'd bin Bakr." 

1.64: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

Once Allah's Apostle gave a letter to a person and ordered him to go and deliver it to the 

Governor of Bahrain. (He did so) and the Governor of Bahrain sent it to Chousroes, who 

read that letter and then tore it to pieces. (The sub-narrator (Ibn Shihab) thinks that Ibn 

Al-Musaiyab said that Allah's Apostle invoked Allah against them (saying), "May Allah 

tear them into pieces, and disperse them all totally.)" 

1.65: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once the Prophet wrote a letter or had an idea of writing a letter. The Prophet was told 

that they (rulers) would not read letters unless they were sealed. So the Prophet got a 

silver ring made with "Muhammad Allah's Apostle" engraved on it. As if I were just 

observing its white glitter in the hand of the Prophet. 

1.66: 

Narrated Abu Waqid Al-Laithi: 

While Allah's Apostle was sitting in the mosque with some people, three men came. Two 

of them came in front of Allah's Apostle and the third one went away. The two persons 

kept on standing before Allah's Apostle for a while and then one of them found a place in 

the circle and sat there while the other sat behind the gathering, and the third one went 

away. When Allah's Apostle finished his preaching, he said, "Shall I tell you about these 

three persons? One of them betook himself to Allah, so Allah took him into His grace and 

mercy and accommodated him, the second felt shy from Allah, so Allah sheltered Him in 

His mercy (and did not punish him), while the third turned his face from Allah and went 

away, so Allah turned His face from him likewise. " 

1.67: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakra's father: 

Once the Prophet was riding his camel and a man was holding its rein. The Prophet 

asked, "What is the day today?" We kept quiet, thinking that he might give that day 

another name. He said, "Isn't it the day of Nahr (slaughtering of the animals of sacrifice)" 

We replied, "Yes." He further asked, "Which month is this?" We again kept quiet, 

thinking that he might give it another name. Then he said, "Isn't it the month of Dhul- 

Hijja?" We replied, "Yes." He said, "Verily! Your blood, property and honor are sacred to 

one another (i.e. Muslims) like the sanctity of this day of yours, in this month of yours 

and in this city of yours. It is incumbent upon those who are present to inform those who 

are absent because those who are absent might comprehend (what I have said) better than 

the present audience." 

1.68: 

Narrated Ibn Mas'ud: 

The Prophet used to take care of us in preaching by selecting a suitable time, so that we 

might not get bored. (He abstained from pestering us with sermons and knowledge all the 

time). 

1.69: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 



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The Prophet said, "Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not 

make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from 

Islam). 

1.70: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

'Abdullah used to give a religious talk to the people on every Thursday. Once a man said, 

"O Aba 'Abdur-Rahman! (By Allah) I wish if you could preach us daily." He replied, 

"The only thing which prevents me from doing so, is that I hate to bore you, and no doubt 

I take care of you in preaching by selecting a suitable time just as the Prophet used to do 

with us, for fear of making us bored." 

1.71: 

Narrated Muawiya: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him 

comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And 

remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah's teachings 

strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order 

(Day of Judgment) is established." 

1.72: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

We were with the Prophet and fresh dates of a palm tree were brought to him. On that he 

said, "Amongst the trees, there is a tree which resembles a Muslim." I wanted to say that 

it was the date-palm tree but as I was the youngest of all (of them) I kept quiet. And then 

the Prophet said, "It is the date-palm tree." 

1.73: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

The Prophet said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A 

person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one 

whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur'an) and he acts according to it and teaches 

it to others." (Fath-al-Bari page 177 Vol. 1) 

1.74: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

That he differed with Hur bin Qais bin Hisn Al-Fazari regarding the companion of (the 

Prophet) Moses. Ibn 'Abbas said that he was Al Khadir. Meanwhile, Ubai bin Ka'b 

passed by them and Ibn 'Abbas called him, saying "My friend (Hur) and I have differed 

regarding Moses' companion, whom Moses asked the way to meet. Have you heard the 

Prophet mentioning something about him? He said, "Yes. I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 

"While Moses was sitting in the company of some Israelites, a man came and asked him. 

"Do you know anyone who is more learned than you? Moses replied: "No." So Allah sent 

the Divine Inspiration to Moses: 'Yes, Our slave Khadir (is more learned than you.)' 

Moses asked (Allah) how to meet him (Khadir). So Allah made the fish as a sign for him 

and he was told that when the fish was lost, he should return (to the place where he had 

lost it) and there he would meet him (Al-Khadir). So Moses went on looking for the sign 

of the fish in the sea. The servant-boy of Moses said to him: Do you remember when we 

betook ourselves to the rock, I indeed forgot the fish, none but Satan made me forget to 

remember it. On that Moses said: 'That is what we have been seeking? (18.64) So they 



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went back retracing their footsteps, and found Khadir. (And) what happened further to 

them is narrated in the Holy Qur'an by Allah. (18.54 up to 18.82) 

1.75: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet embraced me and said, "O Allah! Bestow on him the knowledge of the 

Book (Qur'an). 

1.76: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I came riding a she-ass and had (just) attained the age of puberty. Allah's Apostle 

was offering the prayer at Mina. There was no wall in front of him and I passed in front of 

some of the row while they were offering their prayers. There I let the she-ass loose to 

graze and entered the row, and nobody objected to it. 

1.77: 

Narrated Mahmud bin Rabi"a: 

When I was a boy of five, I remember, the Prophet took water from a bucket (used far 

getting water out of a well) with his mouth and threw it on my face. 

1.78: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

that he differed with Hur bin Qais bin Hisn Al-Fazari regarding the companion of the 

Prophet Moses. Meanwhile, Ubai bin Ka"b passed by them and Ibn "Abbas called him 

saying, "My friend (Hur) and I have differed regarding Moses' companion whom Moses 

asked the way to meet. Have you heard Allah's Apostle mentioning something about him? 

Ubai bin Ka"b said: "Yes, I heard the Prophet mentioning something about him (saying) 

while Moses was sitting in the company of some Israelites, a man came and asked him: 

"Do you know anyone who is more learned than you? Moses replied: "No." So Allah sent 

the Divine Inspiration to Moses: '--Yes, Our slave Khadir is more learned than you. 

Moses asked Allah how to meet him (Al-Khadir). So Allah made the fish a sign for him 

and he was told when the fish was lost, he should return (to the place where he had lost it) 

and there he would meet him (Al-Khadir). So Moses went on looking for the sign of the 

fish in the sea. The servant-boy of Moses said: 'Do you remember when we betook 

ourselves to the rock, I indeed forgot the fish, none but Satan made me forget to 

remember it. On that Moses said, 'That is what we have been seeking.' So they went back 

retracing their footsteps, and found Khadir. (and) what happened further about them is 

narrated in the Holy Qur'an by Allah." (18.54 up to 18.82) 

1.79: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet said, "The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent 

me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed 

rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of 

it was hard and held the rain water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized 

it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for 

cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring 

forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person 

who comprehends Allah's religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah has 

revealed through me (the Prophets and learns and then teaches others. The last example is 



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that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah's guidance revealed 

through me (He is like that barren land.)" 

1.80: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle said, "From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): 

-1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of Religious learned men). 

-2. (Religious) ignorance will prevail. 

-3. Drinking of Alcoholic drinks (will be very common). 

-4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse. 

1.81: 

Narrated Anas: 

I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you about after it. I heard 

Allah's Apostle saying: From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): 

-1. Religious knowledge will decrease (by the death of religious learned men). 

-2. Religious ignorance will prevail. 

-3. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse. 

-4. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that 

fifty women will be looked after by one man. 

1.82: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "While I was sleeping, I saw that a cup full of milk was brought to 

me and I drank my fill till I noticed (the milk) its wetness coming out of my nails. Then I 

gave the remaining milk to 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab" The companions of the Prophet asked, 

"What have you interpreted (about this dream)? "O Allah's Apostle ,!" he replied, "(It is 

religious) knowledge." 

1.83: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al ' Aas: 

Allah's Apostle stopped (for a while near the Jimar) at Mina during his last Hajj for the 

people and they were asking him questions. A man came and said, "I forgot and got my 

head shaved before slaughtering the Hadi (sacrificing animal)." The Prophet said, "There 

is no harm, go and do the slaughtering now." Then another person came and said, "I 

forgot and slaughtered (the camel) before Rami (throwing of the pebbles) at the Jamra." 

The Prophet said, "Do the Rami now and there is no harm." 

The narrator added: So on that day, when the Prophet was asked about anything (as 

regards the ceremonies of Hajj) performed before or after its due time, his reply was: "Do 

it (now) and there is no harm." 

1.84: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Somebody said to the Prophet (during his last Hajj), "I did the slaughtering before doing 

the Rami.' The Prophet beckoned with his hand and said, "There is no harm in that." Then 

another person said. "I got my head shaved before offering the sacrifice." The Prophet 

beckoned with his hand saying, "There is no harm in that." 

1.85: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 



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The Prophet said, "(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious 
scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase." It 
was asked, "What is Harj, O Allah's Apostle?" He replied by beckoning with his hand 
indicating "killing." (Fath-al-Bari Page 192, Vol. 1) 
1.86: 

Narrated Asma': 

I came to 'Aisha while she was praying, and said to her, "What has happened to the 
people?" She pointed out towards the sky. (I looked towards the mosque), and saw the 
people offering the prayer. Aisha said, "Subhan Allah." I said to her, "Is there a sign?" 
She nodded with her head meaning, "Yes." I, too, then stood (for the prayer of eclipse) till 
I became (nearly) unconscious and later on I poured water on my head. After the prayer, 
the Prophet praised and glorified Allah and then said, 

"Just now at this place I have seen what I have never seen before, including Paradise and 
Hell. No doubt it has been inspired to me that you will be put to trials in your graves and 
these trials will be like the trials of Masih-ad-Dajjal or nearly like it (the sub narrator is 
not sure which expression Asma' used). You will be asked, What do you know about this 
man (the Prophet Muhammad)?' Then the faithful believer (or Asma' said a similar word) 
will reply, 'He is Muhammad Allah's Apostle who had come to us with clear evidences 
and guidance and so we accepted his teachings and followed him. And he is Muhammad.' 
And he will repeat it thrice. Then the angels will say to him, 'Sleep in peace as we have 
come to know that you were a faithful believer.' On the other hand, a hypocrite or a 
doubtful person will reply, 'I do not know, but I heard the people saying something and so 
I said it.' (the same). " 
1.87: 

Narrated Abu Jamra: 

I was an interpreter between the people and Ibn 'Abbas. Once Ibn 'Abbas said that a 
delegation of the tribe of 'Abdul Qais came to the Prophet who asked them, "Who are the 
people (i.e. you)? (Or) who are the delegates?" They replied, "We are from the tribe of 
Rabi'a." Then the Prophet said to them, "Welcome, O people (or said, "O delegation (of 
'Abdul Qais).") Neither will you have disgrace nor will you regret." They said, "We have 
come to you from a distant place and there is the tribe of the infidels of Mudar 
intervening between you and us and we cannot come to you except in the sacred month. 
So please order us to do something good (religious deeds) and that we may also inform 
our people whom we have left behind (at home) and that we may enter Paradise (by 
acting on them.)" The Prophet ordered them to do four things, and forbade them from 
four things. He ordered them to believe in Allah Alone, the Honorable the Majestic and 
said to them, "Do you know what is meant by believing in Allah Alone?" They replied, 
"Allah and His Apostle know better." Thereupon the Prophet said, "(That means to testify 
that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is His Apostle, to 
offer prayers perfectly, to pay Zakat, to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan, (and) 
to pay Al-Khumus (one fifth of the booty to be given in Allah's cause)." Then he forbade 
them four things, namely Ad-Dubba.' Hantam, Muzaffat (and) An-Naqir or Muqaiyar 
(These were the names of pots in which alcoholic drinks used to be prepared). The 
Prophet further said, "Memorize them (these instructions) and tell them to the people 
whom you have left behind." 



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1.88: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Abi Mulaika: 

"Uqba bin Al-Harith said that he had married the daughter of Abi Ihab bin 'Aziz. Later on 

a woman came to him and said, "I have suckled (nursed) "Uqba and the woman whom he 

married (his wife) at my breast." 'Uqba said to her, "Neither I knew that you have suckled 

(nursed) me nor did you tell me." Then he rode over to see Allah's Apostle at Medina, and 

asked him about it. Allah's Apostle said, "How can you keep her as a wife when it has 

been said (that she is your foster-sister)?" Then 'Uqba divorced her, and she married 

another man. 

1.89: 

Narrated "Umar: 

My Ansari neighbor from Bani Umaiya bin Zaid who used to live at "Awali Al-Medina 

and used to visit the Prophet by turns. He used to go one day and I another day. When I 

went I used to bring the news of that day regarding the Divine Inspiration and other 

things, and when he went, he used to do the same for me. Once my Ansari friend, in his 

turn (on returning from the Prophet), knocked violently at my door and asked if I was 

there." I became horrified and came out to him. He said, "Today a great thing has 

happened." I then went to Hafsa and saw her weeping. I asked her, "Did Allah's Apostle 

divorce you all?" She replied, "I do not know." Then, I entered upon the Prophet and said 

while standing, "Have you divorced your wives?" The Prophet replied in the negative. On 

what I said, "Allahu-Akbar (Allah is Greater)." (See Hadith No. 119, Vol. 3 for details) 

1.90: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud Al- Ansari: 

Once a man said to Allah's Apostle "O Allah's Apostle! I may not attend the (compulsory 

congregational) prayer because so and so (the Imam) prolongs the prayer when he leads 

us for it. The narrator added: "I never saw the Prophet more furious in giving advice than 

he was on that day. The Prophet said, "O people! Some of you make others dislike good 

deeds (the prayers). So whoever leads the people in prayer should shorten it because 

among them there are the sick the weak and the needy (having some jobs to do). 

1.91: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: 

A man asked the Prophet about the picking up of a "Luqata" (fallen lost thing). The 

Prophet replied, "Recognize and remember its tying material and its container, and make 

public announcement (about it) for one year, then utilize it but give it to its owner if he 

comes." Then the person asked about the lost camel. On that, the Prophet got angry and 

his cheeks or his Face became red and he said, "You have no concern with it as it has its 

water container, and its feet and it will reach water, and eat (the leaves) of trees till its 

owner finds it." The man then asked about the lost sheep. The Prophet replied, "It is either 

for you, for your brother (another person) or for the wolf." 

1.92: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet was asked about things which he did not like, but when the questioners 

insisted, the Prophet got angry. He then said to the people, "Ask me anything you like." A 

man asked, "Who is my father?" The Prophet replied, "Your father is Hudhafa." Then 

another man got up and said, "Who is my father, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "Your 



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father is Salim, Maula (the freed slave) of Shaiba." So when 'Umar saw that (the anger) 

on the face of the Prophet he said, "O Allah's Apostle! We repent to Allah (Our offending 

you). 

1.93: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

One day Allah's Apostle came out (before the people) and 'Abdullah bin Hudhafa stood 

up and asked (him) "Who is my father?" The Prophet replied, "Your father is Hudhafa." 

The Prophet told them repeatedly (in anger) to ask him anything they liked. 'Umar knelt 

down before the Prophet and said thrice, "We accept Allah as (our) Lord and Islam as 

(our) religion and Muhammad as (our) Prophet." After that the Prophet became silent. 

1.94: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever the Prophet asked permission to enter, he knocked the door thrice with 

greeting and whenever he spoke a sentence (said a thing) he used to repeat it thrice. (See 

HadithNo. 261, Vol. 8). 

1.95: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever the Prophet spoke a sentence (said a thing), he used to repeat it thrice so that 

the people could understand it properly from him and whenever he asked permission to 

enter, (he knocked the door) thrice with greeting. 

1.96: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: 

Once Allah's Apostle remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were 

performing ablution for the 'Asr prayer which was over-due. We were just passing wet 

hands over our feet (not washing them properly) so the Prophet addressed us in a loud 

voice and said twice or thrice, "Save your heels from the fire." 

1.97.1: 

Narrated Abu Burda's father: 

Allah's Apostle said "Three persons will have a double reward: 

-1. A Person from the people of the scriptures who believed in his prophet (Jesus or 

Moses) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad (i.e. has embraced Islam). 

-2. A slave who discharges his duties to Allah and his master. 

-3. A master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and educates her in the 

best possible way (the religion) and manumits her and then marries her." 

1.97.2: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Once Allah's Apostle came out while Bilal was accompanying him. He went towards the 

women thinking that they had not heard him (i.e. his sermon). So he preached them and 

ordered them to pay alms. (Hearing that) the women started giving alms; some donated 

their earrings, some gave their rings and Bilal was collecting them in the corner of his 

garment. 

1.98: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I said: "O Allah's Apostle! Who will be the luckiest person, who will gain your 

intercession on the Day of Resurrection?" Allah's Apostle said: O Abu Huraira! "I have 



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thought that none will ask me about it before you as I know your longing for the (learning 

of) Hadiths. The luckiest person who will have my intercession on the Day of 

Resurrection will be the one who said sincerely from the bottom of his heart "None has 

the right to be worshipped but Allah." 

And 'Umar bin 'Abdul 'Aziz wrote to Abu Bakr bin Hazm, "Look for the knowledge of 

Hadith and get it written, as I am afraid that religious knowledge will vanish and the 

religious learned men will pass away (die). Do not accept anything save the Hadiths of 

the Prophet. Circulate knowledge and teach the ignorant, for knowledge does not vanish 

except when it is kept secretly (to oneself). 

1.99: 

Narrated 'Abdullah Ibn Dinar: 

also narrates the same (above mentioned statement) as has been narrated by 'Umar bin 

'Abdul 'Aziz up to "The religious scholar (learned men) will pass away (die). 

1.100: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin ' Amr bin Al-'As: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Allah does not take away the knowledge, by taking it 

away from (the hearts of) the people, but takes it away by the death of the religious 

learned men till when none of the (religious learned men) remains, people will take as 

their leaders ignorant persons who when consulted will give their verdict without 

knowledge. So they will go astray and will lead the people astray." 

1.101: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Some women requested the Prophet to fix a day for them as the men were taking all his 

time. On that he promised them one day for religious lessons and commandments. Once 

during such a lesson the Prophet said, "A woman whose three children die will be 

shielded by them from the Hell fire." On that a woman asked, "If only two die?" He 

replied, "Even two (will shield her from the Hell-fire). 

1.102: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

as above (the sub narrators are different). Abu Huraira qualified the three children 

referred to in the above mentioned Hadith as not having reached the age of committing 

sins (i.e. age of puberty) . 

1.103: 

Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika: 

Whenever 'Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) heard anything which she did not understand, 

she used to ask again till she understood it completely. Aisha said: "Once the Prophet 

said, "Whoever will be called to account (about his deeds on the Day of Resurrection) 

will surely be punished." I said, "Doesn't Allah say: "He surely will receive an easy 

reckoning." (84.8) The Prophet replied, "This means only the presentation of the accounts 

but whoever will be argued about his account, will certainly be ruined." 

1.104: 

Narrated Sa'id: 

Abu Shuraih said, "When 'Amr bin Sa'id was sending the troops to Mecca (to fight 

'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair) I said to him, 'O chief! Allow me to tell you what the Prophet 

said on the day following the conquests of Mecca. My ears heard and my heart 



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comprehended, and I saw him with my own eyes, when he said it. He glorified and 
praised Allah and then said, "Allah and not the people has made Mecca a sanctuary. So 
anybody who has belief in Allah and the Last Day (i.e. a Muslim) should neither shed 
blood in it nor cut down its trees. If anybody argues that fighting is allowed in Mecca as 
Allah's Apostle did fight (in Mecca), tell him that Allah gave permission to His Apostle, 
but He did not give it to you. The Prophet added: Allah allowed me only for a few hours 
on that day (of the conquest) and today (now) its sanctity is the same (valid) as it was 
before. So it is incumbent upon those who are present to convey it (this information) to 
those who are absent." Abu- Shuraih was asked, "What did 'Amr reply?" He said "Aim- 
said, "O Abu Shuraih! I know better than you (in this respect). Mecca does not give 
protection to one who disobeys (Allah) or runs after committing murder, or theft (and 
takes refuge in Mecca). 
1.105: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

The Prophet said. No doubt your blood, property, the sub-narrator Muhammad thought 
that Abu Bakra had also mentioned and your honor (chastity), are sacred to one another as 
is the sanctity of this day of yours in this month of yours. It is incumbent on those who 
are present to inform those who are absent." (Muhammad the Sub-narrator used to say, 
"Allah's Apostle told the truth.") The Prophet repeated twice: "No doubt! Haven't I 
conveyed Allah's message to you. 
1.106: 

Narrated "Ali: 

The Prophet said, "Do not tell a lie against me for whoever tells a lie against me 
(intentionally) then he will surely enter the Hell-fire." 
1.107: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Az-Zubair: 

I said to my father, 'I do not hear from you any narration (Hadith) of Allah s Apostle as I 
hear (his narration) from so and so?" Az-Zubair replied. 1 was always with him (the 
Prophet) and I heard him saying "Whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then 
(surely) let him occupy, his seat in Hell-fire. 
1.108: 

Narrated Anas: 

The fact which stops me from narrating a great number of Hadiths to you is that the 
Prophet said: "Whoever tells a lie against me intentionally, then (surely) let him occupy 
his seat in Hell-fire." 
1.109: 

Narrated Salama: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "Whoever (intentionally) ascribes to me what I have not said 
then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire." 
1.110: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name 
yourselves with my Kunya name (i.e. Abul Qasim). And whoever sees me in a dream 
then surely he has seen me for Satan cannot impersonate me. And whoever tells a lie 
against me (intentionally), then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire." 



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1.111: 

Narrated Ash-Shu" bi: 

Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked 'AH, 'Have you got any book (which has been revealed to the 

Prophet apart from the Qur'an)?' 'Ali replied, 'No, except Allah's Book or the power of 

understanding which has been bestowed (by Allah) upon a Muslim or what is (written) in 

this sheet of paper (with me).' Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked, 'What is (written) in this sheet 

of paper?' "Ali replied, it deals with The Diyya (compensation (blood money) paid by the 

killer to the relatives of the victim), the ransom for the releasing of the captives from the 

hands of the enemies, and the law that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in 

punishment) for the killing of (a disbeliever). 

1.112: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

In the year of the Conquest of Mecca, the tribe of Khuza'a killed a man from the tribe of 

Bani Laith in revenge for a killed person, belonging to them. They informed the Prophet 

about it. So he rode his Rahila (she-camel for riding) and addressed the people saying, 

"Allah held back the killing from Mecca. (The sub-narrator is in doubt whether the 

Prophet said "elephant or killing," as the Arabic words standing for these words have 

great similarity in shape), but He (Allah) let His Apostle and the believers over power the 

infidels of Mecca. Beware! (Mecca is a sanctuary) Verily! Fighting in Mecca was not 

permitted for anyone before me nor will it be permitted for anyone after me. It (war) in it 

was made legal for me for few hours or so on that day. No doubt it is at this moment a 

sanctuary, it is not allowed to uproot its thorny shrubs or to uproot its trees or to pick up 

its Luqat (fallen things) except by a person who will look for its owner (announce it 

publicly). And if somebody is killed, then his closest relative has the right to choose one 

of the two— the blood money (Diyya) or retaliation having the killer killed. In the 

meantime a man from Yemen came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Get that written for 

me." The Prophet ordered his companions to write that for him. Then a man from Quraish 

said, "Except Al-Idhkhir (a type of grass that has good smell) O Allah's Apostle, as we 

use it in our houses and graves." The Prophet said, "Except Al-Idhkhir i.e. Al-Idhkhir is 

allowed to be plucked." 

1.113: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

There is none among the companions of the Prophet who has narrated more Hadiths than 

I except "Abdullah bin 'Amr (bin Al-'As) who used to write them and I never did the 

same. 

1.114: 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah: 

Ibn "Abbas said, "When the ailment of the Prophet became worse, he said, 'Bring for me 

(writing) paper and I will write for you a statement after which you will not go astray.' 

But "Umar said, 'The Prophet is seriously ill, and we have got Allah's Book with us and 

that is sufficient for us.' But the companions of the Prophet differed about this and there 

was a hue and cry. On that the Prophet said to them, 'Go away (and leave me alone). It is 

not right that you should quarrel in front of me." Ibn 'Abbas came out saying, "It was 

most unfortunate (a great disaster) that Allah's Apostle was prevented from writing that 

statement for them because of their disagreement and noise. (Note: It is apparent from 



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this Hadith that Ibn "Abbas had witnessed the event and came out saying this statement. 

The truth is not so, for Ibn 'Abbas used to say this statement on narrating the Hadith and 

he had not witnessed the event personally. See Fath Al-Bari Vol. 1, p. 220 footnote.) (See 

Hadith No. 228, Vol. 4). 

1.115: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

One night Allah's Apostle got up and said, "Subhan Allah! How many afflictions have 

been descended tonight and how many treasures have been disclosed! Go and wake the 

sleeping lady occupants of these dwellings (his wives) up (for prayers). A well-dressed 

(soul) in this world may be naked in the Hereafter. " 

1.116: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Once the Prophet led us in the Tsha' prayer during the last days of his life and after 

finishing it (the prayer) (with Taslim) he said: "Do you realize (the importance of) this 

night?" Nobody present on the surface of the earth tonight will be living after the 

completion of one hundred years from this night." 

1.117: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

I stayed overnight in the house of my aunt Maimuna bint Al-Harith (the wife of the 

Prophet ) while the Prophet was there with her during her night turn. The Prophet offered 

the Tsha' prayer (in the mosque), returned home and after having prayed four rak'at, he 

slept. Later on he got up at night and then asked whether the boy (or he used a similar 

word) had slept? Then he got up for the prayer and I stood up by his left side but he made 

me stand to his right and offered five rak'at followed by two more rak'at. Then he slept 

and I heard him snoring and then (after a while) he left for the (Fajr) prayer. 

1.118: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

People say that I have narrated many Hadiths (The Prophet's narration). Had it not been 

for two verses in the Qur'an, I would not have narrated a single Hadith, and the verses are: 

"Verily those who conceal the clear sign and the guidance which We have sent down . . . 

(up to) Most Merciful." (2:159-160). And no doubt our Muhajir (emigrant) brothers used 

to be busy in the market with their business (bargains) and our Ansari brothers used to be 

busy with their property (agriculture). But I (Abu Huraira) used to stick to Allah's Apostle 

contented with what will fill my stomach and I used to attend that which they used not to 

attend and I used to memorize that which they used not to memorize. 

1.119: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I said to Allah's Apostle "I hear many narrations (Hadiths) from you but I forget them." 

Allah's Apostle said, "Spread your Rida' (garment)." I did accordingly and then he moved 

his hands as if filling them with something (and emptied them in my Rida') and then said, 

"Take and wrap this sheet over your body." I did it and after that I never forgot any thing. 

1.120: 

Narrated Ibrahim bin Al-Mundhir: 



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Ibn Abi Fudaik narrated the same as above (Hadith...l 19) but added that the Prophet had 

moved his hands as if filling them with something and then he emptied them in the Rida' 

of AbuHuraira. 

1.121: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one 

of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. 

killed). 

1.122: 

Narrated Jarir: 

The Prophet said to me during Hajjat-al-Wida': Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then 

he said (addressing the people), "Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief after me by 

striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (killing each other). 

1.123: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Jubair: 

I said to Ibn 'Abbas, "Nauf-Al-Bakali claims that Moses (the companion of Khadir) was 

not the Moses of Bani Israel but he was another Moses." Ibn "Abbas remarked that the 

enemy of Allah (Nauf) was a liar. 

1.124: 

Narrated Ubai bin Ka'b: 

The Prophet said, "Once the Prophet Moses stood up and addressed Bani Israel. He was 

asked, "Who is the most learned man amongst the people. He said, "I am the most 

learned." Allah admonished Moses as he did not attribute absolute knowledge to Him 

(Allah). So Allah inspired to him "At the junction of the two seas there is a slave amongst 

my slaves who is more learned than you." Moses said, "O my Lord! How can I meet 

him?" Allah said: Take a fish in a large basket (and proceed) and you will find him at the 

place where you will lose the fish. So Moses set out along with his (servant) boy, Yusha' 

bin Noon and carried a fish in a large basket till they reached a rock, where they laid their 

heads (i.e. lay down) and slept. The fish came out of the basket and it took its way into 

the sea as in a tunnel. So it was an amazing thing for both Moses and his (servant) boy. 

They proceeded for the rest of that night and the following day. When the day broke, 

Moses said to his (servant) boy: "Bring us our early meal. No doubt, we have suffered 

much fatigue in this journey." Moses did not get tired till he passed the place about which 

he was told. There the (servant) boy told Moses, "Do you remember when we betook 

ourselves to the rock, I indeed forgot the fish." Moses remarked, "That is what we have 

been seeking. So they went back retracing their footsteps, till they reached the rock. There 

they saw a man covered with a garment (or covering himself with his own garment). 

Moses greeted him. Al-Khadir replied saying, "How do people greet each other in your 

land?" 

Moses said, "I am Moses." He asked, "The Moses of Bani Israel?" Moses replied in the 

affirmative and added, "May I follow you so that you teach me of that knowledge which 

you have been taught." Al-Khadir replied, "Verily! You will not be able to remain patient 

with me, O Moses! I have some of the knowledge of Allah which He has taught me and 

which you do not know, while you have some knowledge which Allah has taught you 

which I do not know." Moses said, "Allah willing, you will find me patient and I will 



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disobey no order of yours. So both of them set out walking along the seashore, as they did 

not have a boat. In the meantime a boat passed by them and they requested the crew of the 

boat to take them on board. The crew recognized Al-Khadir and took them on board 

without fare. Then a sparrow came and stood on the edge of the boat and dipped its beak 

once or twice in the sea. Al-Khadir said: "O Moses! My knowledge and your knowledge 

have not decreased Allah's knowledge except as much as this sparrow has decreased the 

water of the sea with its beak." Al-Khadir went to one of the planks of the boat and 

plucked it out. Moses said, "These people gave us a free lift but you have broken their 

boat and scuttled it so as to drown its people." Al-Khadir replied, "Didn't I tell you that 

you will not be able to remain patient with me." Moses said, "Call me not to account for 

what I forgot." The first (excuse) of Moses was that he had forgotten. 

Then they proceeded further and found a boy playing with other boys. Al-Khadir took 

hold of the boy's head from the top and plucked it out with his hands (i.e. killed him). 

Moses said, "Have you killed an innocent soul who has killed none." Al-Khadir replied, 

"Did I not tell you that you cannot remain patient with me?" Then they both proceeded till 

when they came to the people of a town, they asked them for food, but they refused to 

entertain them. Then they found there a wall on the point of collapsing. Al-Khadir 

repaired it with his own hands. Moses said, "If you had wished, surely you could have 

taken wages for it." Al-Khadir replied, "This is the parting between you and me." The 

Prophet added, "May Allah be Merciful to Moses! Would that he could have been more 

patient to learn more about his story with Al-Khadir. " 

1.125: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

A man came to the Prophet and asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What kind of fighting is in 

Allah's cause? (I ask this), for some of us fight because of being enraged and angry and 

some for the sake of his pride and haughtiness." The Prophet raised his head (as the 

questioner was standing) and said, "He who fights so that Allah's Word (Islam) should be 

superior, then he fights in Allah's cause." 

1.126: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Ammar: 

I saw the Prophet near the Jamra and the people were asking him questions (about 

religious problems). A man asked, "O Allah's Apostle! I have slaughtered the Hadi 

(animal) before doing the Rami." The Prophet replied, "Do the Rami (now) and there is 

no harm." Another person asked, "O Allah's Apostle! I got my head shaved before 

slaughtering the animal." The Prophet replied, "Do the slaughtering (now) and there is no 

harm." So on that day, when the Prophet was asked about anything as regards the 

ceremonies of Hajj performed before or after its due time his reply was, "Do it (now) and 

there is no harm." 

1.127: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

While I was going with the Prophet through the ruins of Medina and he was reclining on 

a date-palm leaf stalk, some Jews passed by. Some of them said to the others: Ask him 

(the Prophet) about the spirit. Some of them said that they should not ask him that 

question as he might give a reply which would displease them. But some of them insisted 

on asking, and so one of them stood up and asked, "O Abul-Qasim ! What is the spirit?" 



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The Prophet remained quiet. I thought he was being inspired Divinely. So I stayed till that 

state of the Prophet (while being inspired) was over. The Prophet then said, "And they ask 

you (O Muhammad) concerning the spirit —Say: The spirit — its knowledge is with my 

Lord. And of knowledge you (mankind) have been given only a little)." (17.85) 

1.128: 

Narrated Aswad: 

Ibn Az-Zubair said to me, "Aisha used to tell you secretly a number of things. What did 

she tell you about the Ka'ba?" I replied, "She told me that once the Prophet said, 'O 

'Aisha! Had not your people been still close to the pre-Islamic period of ignorance 

(infidelity)! I would have dismantled the Ka'ba and would have made two doors in it; one 

for entrance and the other for exit." Later on Ibn Az-Zubair did the same. 

1.129: 

Narrated Abu at-Tufail: 

The above mentioned Statement of "Ali. 

1.130: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

"Once Mu'adh was along with Allah's Apostle as a companion rider. Allah's Apostle said, 

"O Mu'adh bin Jabal." Mu'adh replied, "Labbaik and Sa'daik. O Allah's Apostle!" Again 

the Prophet said, "O Mu'adh!" Mu'adh said thrice, "Labbaik and Sa'daik, O Allah's 

Apostle!" Allah's Apostle said, "There is none who testifies sincerely that none has the 

right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is his Apostle, except that Allah, will 

save him from the Hell-fire." Mu'adh said, "O Allah's Apostle ! Should I not inform the 

people about it so that they may have glad tidings?" He replied, "When the people hear 

about it, they will solely depend on it." Then Mu'adh narrated the above-mentioned 

Hadith just before his death, being afraid of committing sin (by not telling the 

knowledge). 

1.131: 

Narrated Anas: 

I was informed that the Prophet had said to Mu'adh, "Whosoever will meet Allah without 

associating anything in worship with Him will go to Paradise." Mu'adh asked the 

Prophet, "Should I not inform the people of this good news?" The Prophet replied, "No, I 

am afraid, lest they should depend upon it (absolutely). 

1.132: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

Um-Sulaim came to Allah's Apostle and said, "Verily, Allah is not shy of (telling you) the 

truth. Is it necessary for a woman to take a bath after she has a wet dream (nocturnal 

sexual discharge?) The Prophet replied, "Yes, if she notices a discharge." Um Salama, 

then covered her face and asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Does a woman get a discharge?" He 

replied, "Yes, let your right hand be in dust (An Arabic expression you say to a person 

when you contradict his statement meaning "you will not achieve goodness"), and that is 

why the son resembles his mother." 

1.133: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Once Allah's Apostle said, "Amongst the trees there is a tree, the leaves of which do not 

fall and is like a Muslim, tell me the name of that tree." Everybody started thinking about 



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the trees of the desert areas and I thought of the date-palm tree but felt shy (to answer). 

The others asked, "O Allah's Apostle! inform us of it." He replied, "it is the date-palm 

tree." I told my father what had come to my mind and on that he said, "Had you said it I 

would have preferred it to such and such a thing that I might possess." 

1.134: 

Narrated 'Ali: 

I used to get the menstrual urethral discharge frequently so I requested Al-Miqdad to ask 

the Prophet about it. Al-Miqdad asked him and he replied, "One has to perform ablution 

(after it)." (See Hadith No. 269). 

1.135: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah bin 'Umar said: "A man got up in the mosque and said: O Allah's Apostle At 

which place you order us that we should assume the Ihram?' Allah's Apostle replied, 'The 

residents of Medina should assure the Ihram from Dhil-Hulaifa, the people of Syria from 

Al-Juhfa and the people of Najd from Qarn." Ibn 'Umar further said, "The people 

consider that Allah's Apostle had also said, 'The residents of Yemen should assume Ihram 

from Yalamlam.' " Ibn 'Umar used to say, "I do not: remember whether Allah's Apostle 

had said the last statement or not?" 

1.136: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

A man asked the Prophet : "What (kinds of clothes) should a Muhrim (a Muslim 

intending to perform "Umra or Hajj) wear? He replied, "He should not wear a shirt, a 

turban, trousers, a head cloak or garment scented with saffron or Wars (kinds of 

perfumes). And if he has no slippers, then he can use Khuffs (socks made from thick 

fabric or leather) but the socks should be cut short so as to make the ankles bare." (See 

Hadith No. 615, Vol. 2). 

1.137: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The prayer of a person who does Hadath (passes urine, stool or 

wind) is not accepted till he performs the ablution." A person from Hadaramout asked 

Abu Huraira, "What is 'Hadath'?" Abu Huraira replied, " 'Hadath' means the passing of 

wind." 

1.138: 

Narrated Nu'am Al-Mujmir: 

Once I went up the roof of the mosque, along with Abu Huraira. He perform ablution and 

said, "I heard the Prophet saying, "On the Day of Resurrection, my followers will be 

called "Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjalun" from the trace of ablution and whoever can increase the 

area of his radiance should do so (i.e. by performing ablution regularly).' " 

1.139: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim: 

My uncle asked Allah's Apostle about a person who imagined to have passed wind during 

the prayer. Allah' Apostle replied: "He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound 

or smells something." 

1.140: 

Narrated Kuraib: 



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Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet slept till he snored and then prayed (or probably lay till his 

breath sounds were heard and then got up and prayed)." Ibn 'Abbas added: "I stayed 

overnight in the house of my aunt, Maimuna, the Prophet slept for a part of the night, 

(See Fath-al-Bari page 249, Vol. 1), and late in the night, he got up and performed 

ablution from a hanging water skin, a light (perfect) ablution and stood up for the prayer. 

I, too, performed a similar ablution, then I went and stood on his left. He drew me to his 

right and prayed as much as Allah wished, and again lay and slept till his breath sounds 

were heard. Later on the Mu'adh-dhin (call maker for the prayer) came to him and 

informed him that it was time for Prayer. The Prophet went with him for the prayer 

without performing a new ablution." (Sufyan said to "Amr that some people said, "The 

eyes of Allah's Apostle sleep but his heart does not sleep." "Amr replied, "I heard 'Ubaid 

bin 'Umar saying that the dreams of Prophets were Divine Inspiration, and then he recited 

the verse: 'I (Abraham) see in a dream, (O my son) that I offer you in sacrifice (to Allah)." 

(37.102) (See Hadith No. 183) 

1.141: 

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: 

Allah's Apostle proceeded from 'Arafat till when he reached the mountain pass, he 

dismounted, urinated and then performed ablution but not a perfect one. I said to him, ("Is 

it the time for) the prayer, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "The (place of) prayer is ahead of 

you." He rode till when he reached Al-Muzdalifa, he dismounted and performed ablution 

and a perfect one, The (call for) Iqama was pronounced and he led the Maghrib prayer. 

Then everybody made his camel kneel down at its place. Then the Iqama was pronounced 

for the Tsha' prayer which the Prophet led and no prayer was offered in between the two . 

prayers (Tsha' and Maghrib). 

1.142: 

Narrated ' Ata' bin Yasar: 

Ibn 'Abbas performed ablution and washed his face (in the following way): He ladled out 

a handful of water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with it by putting in water and 

then blowing it out. He then, took another handful (of water) and did like this (gesturing) 

joining both hands, and washed his face, took another handful of water and washed his 

right forearm. He again took another handful of water and washed his left forearm, and 

passed wet hands over his head and took another handful of water and poured it over his 

right foot (up to his ankles) and washed it thoroughly and similarly took another handful 

of water and washed thoroughly his left foot (up to the ankles) and said, "I saw Allah's 

Apostle performing ablution in this way." 

1.143: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "If anyone of you on having sexual relations with his wife said (and he 

must say it before starting) 'In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also 

protect what you bestow upon us (i.e. the coming offspring) from Satan, and if it is 

destined that they should have a child then, Satan will never be able to harm that 

offspring." 

1.144: 

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Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, "Allah-umma 

inni a"udhu bika minal khubuthi wal khaba'ith i.e. Allah, I seek Refuge with You from 

all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits). 

1.145: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet entered a lavatory and I placed water for his ablution. He asked, "Who 

placed it?" He was informed accordingly and so he said, "O Allah! Make him (Ibn 

"Abbas) a learned scholar in religion (Islam). 

1.146: 

Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of 

nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla; he should either face 

the east or the west." 

1.147: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

People say, "Whenever you sit for answering the call of nature, you should not face the 

Qibla or Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem)." I told them. "Once I went up the roof of our house 

and I saw Allah's Apostle answering the call of nature while sitting on two bricks facing 

Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) (but there was a screen covering him. ' (Fath-al-Bari, Page 

258, Vol. 1). 

1.148: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqi" at 

Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. "Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your 

wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam"a the wife 

of the Prophet went out at Tsha' time and she was a tall lady. "Umar addressed her and 

said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses 

of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah 

revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes). 

1.149: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said to his wives, "You are allowed to go out to answer the call of nature. " 

1.150: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

I went up to the roof of Hafsa's house for some job and I saw Allah's Apostle answering 

the call of nature facing Sham (Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon regarded as one 

country) with his back towards the Qibla. (See Hadith No. 147). 

1.151: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Once I went up the roof of our house and saw Allah's Apostle answering the call of nature 

while sitting over two bricks facing Baitul-Maqdis (Jerusalem). (See Hadith No. 147). 

1.152: 

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Whenever Allah's Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy 

used to accompany him with a tumbler full of water. (Hisham commented, "So that he 

might wash his private parts with it.)" 

1.153: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy 

from us used to go behind him with a tumbler full of water. 

1.154: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy 

used to carry a tumbler full of water (for cleaning the private parts) and a short spear (or 

stick). 

1.155: 

Narrated Abu Qatada: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whenever anyone of you drinks water, he should not breathe in the 

drinking utensil, and whenever anyone of you goes to a lavatory, he should neither touch 

his penis nor clean his private parts with his right hand." 

1.156: 

Narrated Abu Qatada: 

The Prophet said, "Whenever anyone of you makes water he should not hold his penis or 

clean his private parts with his right hand. (And while drinking) one should not breathe in 

the drinking utensil ." 

1.157: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to 

look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, "Fetch for me some 

stones for ' cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a 

bone or a piece of dung." So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed 

them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished (from answering the 

call of nature) he used, them . 

1.158: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones. I 

found two stones and searched for the third but could not find it. So took a dried piece of 

dung and brought it to him. He took the two stones and threw away the dung and said, 

"This is a filthy thing." 

1.159: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet performed ablution by washing the body parts only once. 

1.160: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid: 

The Prophet performed ablution by washing the body parts twice. 

1.161: 

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(the slave of 'Uthman) I saw 'Uthman bin 'Affan asking for a tumbler of water (and when 

it was brought) he poured water over his hands and washed them thrice and then put his 

right hand in the water container and rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water 

in it and then blowing it out. then he washed his face and forearms up to the elbows 

thrice, passed his wet hands over his head and washed his feet up to the ankles thrice. 

Then he said, "Allah's Apostle said 'If anyone Performs ablution like that of mine and 

offers a two-rak'at prayer during which he does not think of anything else (not related to 

the present prayer) then his past sins will be forgiven.' " After performing the ablution 

'Uthman said, "I am going to tell you a Hadith which I would not have told you, had I not 

been compelled by a certain Holy Verse (the sub narrator "Urwa said: This verse is: 

"Verily, those who conceal the clear signs and the guidance which we have sent down...)" 

(2:159). I heard the Prophet saying, 'If a man performs ablution perfectly and then offers 

the compulsory congregational prayer, Allah will forgive his sins committed between that 

(prayer) and the (next) prayer till he offers it. 

1.162: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by 

putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with 

stones should do it with odd number of stones." 

1.163: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you performs ablution he should put water in his nose 

and then blow it out and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do so with 

odd numbers. And whoever wakes up from his sleep should wash his hands before 

putting them in the water for ablution, because nobody knows where his hands were 

during sleep." 

1.164: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Amr: 

The Prophet remained behind us on a journey. He joined us while we were performing 

ablution for the ' Asr prayer which was overdue and we were just passing wet hands over 

our feet (not washing them thoroughly) so he addressed us in a loud voice saying twice , 

"Save your heels from the fire." 

1.165: 

Narrated Humran: 

(the freed slave of 'Uthman bin ' Affan) I saw 'Uthman bin " Affan asking (for a tumbler 

of water) to perform ablution (and when it was brought) he poured water from it over his 

hands and washed them thrice and then put his right hand in the water container and 

rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. Then 

he washed his face thrice and (then) forearms up to the elbows thrice, then passed his wet 

hands over his head and then washed each foot thrice. After that 'Uthman said, "I saw the 

Prophet performing ablution like this of mine, and he said, 'If anyone performs ablution 

like that of mine and offers a two-rak'at prayer during which he does not think of 

anything else (not related to the present prayer) then his past sins will be forgiven. ' 

1.166: 

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I heard Abu Huraira saying as he passed by us while the people were performing ablution 

from a utensil containing water, "Perform ablution perfectly and thoroughly for Abul- 

Qasim (the Prophet) said, 'Save your heels from the Hell-fire.' " 

1.167: 

Narrated 'Ubaid Ibn Juraij: 

I asked 'Abdullah bin 'Umar, "O Abu 'Abdur-Rahman! I saw you doing four things 

which I never saw being done by anyone of you companions?" 'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, 

"What are those, O Ibn Juraij?" I said, "I never saw you touching any corner of the Ka'ba 

except these (two) facing south (Yemen) and I saw you wearing shoes made of tanned 

leather and dyeing your hair with Hinna (a kind of red dye). I also noticed that whenever 

you were in Mecca, the people assume Ihram on seeing the new moon crescent (1st of 

Dhul-Hijja) while you did not assume the Ihlal (Ihram) -(Ihram is also called Ihlal which 

means 'Loud calling' because a Muhrim has to recite Talbiya aloud when assuming the 

state of Ihram) - till the 8th of Dhul-Hijja (Day of Tarwiya). 'Abdullah replied, 

"Regarding the corners of Ka'ba, I never saw Allah's Apostle touching except those 

facing south (Yemen) and regarding the tanned leather shoes, no doubt I saw Allah's 

Apostle wearing non-hairy shoes and he used to perform ablution while wearing the shoes 

(i.e. wash his feet and then put on the shoes). So I love to wear similar shoes. And about 

the dyeing of hair with Hinna; no doubt I saw Allah's Apostle dyeing his hair with it and 

that is why I like to dye (my hair with it). Regarding Ihlal, I did not see Allah's Apostle 

assuming Ihlal till he set out for Hajj (on the 8th of Dhul-Hijja). 

1.168: 

Narrated Urn-' Atiya: 

That the Prophet at the time of washing his deceased daughter had said to them, "Start 

from the right side beginning with those parts which are washed in ablution." 

1.169: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

The Prophet used to like to start from the right side on wearing shoes, combing his hair 

and cleaning or washing himself and on doing anything else. 

1.170: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

saw Allah's Apostle when the 'Asr prayer was due and the people searched for water to 

perform ablution but they could not find it. Later on (a pot full of) water for ablution was 

brought to Allah's Apostle . He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform 

ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers till all of them 

performed the ablution (it was one of the miracles of the Prophet). 

1.171: 

Narrated Ibn Seereen: 

I said to ' Abida, "I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from 

his family." 'Abida replied. "No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been 

dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it." 

1.172: 

Narrated Anas: 

When Allah's Apostle got his head shaved, Abu- Talha was the first to take some of his 

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1.173: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If a dog drinks from the utensil of anyone of you it is essential to 

wash it seven times." 

1.174: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "A man saw a dog eating mud from (the severity of) thirst. So, that man 

took a shoe (and filled it) with water and kept on pouring the water for the dog till it 

quenched its thirst. So Allah approved of his deed and made him to enter Paradise." And 

narrated Hamza bin "Abdullah: My father said. "During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, 

the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come and go), nevertheless they 

never used to sprinkle water on it (urine of the dog.)" 

1.175: 

Narrated " Adi bin Hatim: 

I asked the Prophet (about the hunting dogs) and he replied, "If you let loose (with Allah's 

name) your tamed dog after a game and it hunts it, you may eat it, but if the dog eats of 

(that game) then do not eat it because the dog has hunted it for itself." I further said, 

"Sometimes I send my dog for hunting and find another dog with it. He said, "Do not eat 

the game for you have mentioned Allah's name only on sending your dog and not the 

other dog." 

1.176: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "A person is considered in prayer as long as he is waiting for the 

prayer in the mosque as long as he does not do Hadath." A non-Arab man asked, "O Abu 

Huraira! What is Hadath?" I replied, "It is the passing of wind (from the anus) (that is one 

of the types of Hadath). 

1.177: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim: 

My uncle said: The Prophet said, "One should not leave his prayer unless he hears sound 

or smells something." 

1.178: 

Narrated "Ali: 

I used to get emotional urethral discharges frequently and felt shy to ask Allah's Apostle 

about it. So I requested Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad to ask (the Prophet ) about it. Al- 

Miqdad asked him and he replied, "On has to perform ablution (after it). 

1.179: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid: 

I asked 'Uthman bin "Affan about a person who engaged in intercourse but did no 

discharge. "Uthman replied, "He should perform ablution like the one for an ordinary 

prayer but he must wash his penis." "Uthman added, "I heard it from Allah's Apostle." I 

asked 'Ali Az-Zubair, Talha and Ubai bin Ka'b about it and they, too, gave the same 

reply. (This order was canceled later on and taking a bath became necessary for such 

cases). 

1.180: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 



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Allah's Apostle sent for a Ansari man who came with water dropping from his head. The 

Prophet said, "Perhaps we have forced you to hurry up, haven't we?" The Ansari replied, 

"Yes." Allah's Apostle further said, "If you are forced to hurry up (during intercourse) or 

you do not discharge then ablution is due on you (This order was canceled later on, i.e. 

one has to take a bath). 

1.181: 

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: 

"When Allah's Apostle departed from 'Arafat, he turned towards a mountain pass where 

he answered the call of nature. (After he had finished) I poured water and he performed 

ablution and then I said to him, "O Allah's Apostle! Will you offer the prayer?" He 

replied, "The Musalla (place of the prayer) is ahead of you (in Al-Muzdalifa). 

1.182: 

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: 

I was in the company of Allah's Apostle on one of the journeys and he went out to answer 

the call of nature (and after he finished) I poured water and he performed ablution; he 

washed his face, forearms and passed his wet hand over his head and over the two Khuff 

(socks made from thick fabric or leather). 

1.183: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

That he stayed overnight in the house of Maimuna the wife of the Prophet, his aunt. He 

added : I lay on the bed (cushion transversally) while Allah's Apostle and his wife lay in 

the lengthwise direction of the cushion. Allah's Apostle slept till the middle of the night, 

either a bit before or a bit after it and then woke up, rubbing the traces of sleep off his 

face with his hands. He then, recited the last ten verses of Sura Al-Tmran, got up and 

went to a hanging water-skin. He then Performed the ablution from it and it was a perfect 

ablution, and then stood up to offer the prayer. I, too, got up and did as the Prophet had 

done. Then I went and stood by his side. He placed his right hand on my head and caught 

my right ear and twisted it. He prayed two rak'at then two rak'at and two rak'at and then 

two rak'at and then two rak'at and then two rak'at (separately six times), and finally one 

rak'a (the witr). Then he lay down again in the bed till the Mu'adh-dhin came to him 

where upon the Prophet got up, offered a two light rak'at prayer and went out and led the 

Fajr prayer. 

1.184: 

Narrated Asma' bint Abu Bakr: 

I came to 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet during the solar eclipse. The people were 

standing and offering the prayer and she was also praying. I asked her, "What is wrong 

with the people?" She beckoned with her hand towards the sky and said, "Subhan Allah." 

I asked her, "Is there a sign?" She pointed out, "Yes." So I, too, stood for the prayer till I 

fell unconscious and later on I poured water on my head. After the prayer, Allah's Apostle 

praised and glorified Allah and said, "Just now I have seen something which I never saw 

before at this place of mine, including Paradise and Hell. I have been inspired (and have 

understood) that you will be put to trials in your graves and these trials will be like the 

trials of Ad-Dajjal, or nearly like it (the sub narrator is not sure of what Asma' said). 

Angels will come to every one of you and ask, 'What do you know about this man?' A 

believer will reply, 'He is Muhammad, Allah's Apostle , and he came to us with self- 



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evident truth and guidance. So we accepted his teaching, believed and followed him.' 

Then the angels will say to him to sleep in peace as they have come to know that he was a 

believer. On the other hand a hypocrite or a doubtful person will reply, 'I do not know but 

heard the people saying something and so I said the same.' " 

1.185: 

Narrated Yahya Al-Mazini: 

A person asked 'Abdullah bin Zaid who was the grandfather of "Amr bin Yahya, "Can 

you show me how Allah's Apostle used to perform ablution?" 'Abdullah bin Zaid replied 

in the affirmative and asked for water. He poured it on his hands and washed them twice, 

then he rinsed his mouth thrice and washed his nose with water thrice by putting water in 

it and blowing it out. He washed his face thrice and after that he washed his forearms up 

to the elbows twice and then passed his wet hands over his head from its front to its back 

and vice versa (beginning from the front and taking them to the back of his head up to the 

nape of the neck and then brought them to the front again from where he had started) and 

washed his feet (up to the ankles). 

1.186: 

Narrated "Amr: 

My father saw ' Amr bin Abi Hasan asking "Abdullah bin Zaid about the ablution of the 

Prophet. 'Abdullah bin Zaid asked for earthenware pot containing water and in front of 

them performed ablution like that of the Prophet . He poured water from the pot over his 

hand and washed his hands thrice and then he put his hands in the pot and rinsed his 

mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out with three 

handfuls of water. Again he put his hand in the water and washed his face thrice and 

washed his forearms up to the elbows twice; and then put his hands in the water and then 

passed them over his head by bringing them to the front and then to the rear of the head 

once, and then he washed his feet up to the ankles. 

1.187: 

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: 

Allah's Apostle came to us at noon and water for ablution was brought to him. After he 

had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started 

smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). The Prophet offered two rak'at of the 

Zuhr prayer and then two rak'at of the 'Asr prayer while a short spear (or stick) was there 

(as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing 

water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the 

tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), "Drink from the tumbler and pour 

some of its water on your faces and chests." 

1.188: 

Narrated Ibn Shihab: 

Mahmud bin Ar-Rabf who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a 

mouthful of water from his family's well while he was a boy, and "Urwa (on the authority 

of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, "Whenever the Prophet , 

performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water." 

1.189: 

Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid: 



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My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! This son of my sister has 

got a disease in his legs." So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah's 

blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I 

stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like 

the "Zir-al-Hijla" (means the button of a small tent, but some said 'egg of a partridge.' 

etc.) 

1.190: 

Narrated "Amr bin Yahya: 

(on the authority of his father) 'Abdullah bin Zaid poured water on his hands from a 

utensil containing water and washed them and then with one handful of water he rinsed 

his mouth and cleaned his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. He repeated 

it thrice. He, then, washed his hands and forearms up to the elbows twice and passed wet 

hands over his head, both forwards and backwards, and washed his feet up to the ankles 

and said, "This is the ablution of Allah's Apostle." 

1.191: 

Narrated "Amr bin Yahya: 

My father said, "I saw 'Amr bin Abi Hasan asking 'Abdullah bin Zaid about the ablution 

of the Prophet. 'Abdullah bin Zaid asked for an earthenware pot containing water and 

performed ablution in front of them. He poured water over his hands and washed them 

thrice. Then he put his (right) hand in the pot and rinsed his mouth and washed his nose 

by putting water in it and then blowing it out thrice with three handfuls of water Again he 

put his hand in the water and washed his face thrice. After that he put his hand in the pot 

and washed his forearms up to the elbows twice and then again put his hand in the water 

and passed wet hands over his head by bringing them to the front and then to the back and 

once more he put his hand in the pot and washed his feet (up to the ankles.)" 

1.192: 

Narrated Wuhaib: 

That he (the Prophet in narration 191 above) had passed his wet hands on the head once 

only. 

1.193: 

Narrated Jabir: 

Allah's Apostle came to visit me while I was sick and unconscious. He performed 

ablution and sprinkled the remaining water on me and I became conscious and said, "O 

Allah's Apostle! To whom will my inheritance go as I have neither ascendants nor 

descendants?" Then the Divine verses regarding Fara'id (inheritance) were revealed. 

1.194: 

Narrated Anas: 

It was the time for prayer, and those whose houses were near got up and went to their 

people (to perform ablution), and there remained some people (sitting). Then a painted 

stove pot (Mikhdab) containing water was brought to Allah's Apostles The pot was small, 

not broad enough for one to spread one's hand in; yet all the people performed ablution. 

(The sub narrator said, "We asked Anas, 'How many persons were you?' Anas replied 'We 

were eighty or more"). (It was one of the miracles of Allah's Apostle). 

1.195: 

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Once the Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water. He washed his hands and face in 

it and also threw a mouthful of water in it. 

1.196: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid: 

Once Allah's Apostle came to us and we brought out water for him in a brass pot. He 

performed ablution thus: He washed his face thrice, and his forearms to the elbows twice, 

then passed his wet hands lightly over the head from front to rear and brought them to 

front again and washed his feet (up to the ankles). 

1.197: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

When the ailment of the Prophet became aggravated and his disease became severe, he 

asked his wives to permit him to be nursed (treated) in my house. So they gave him the 

permission. Then the Prophet came (to my house) with the support of two men, and his 

legs were dragging on the ground, between 'Abbas, and another man." 'Ubaidullah (the 

sub narrator) said, "I informed 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas of what 'Aisha said. Ibn 'Abbas 

said: 'Do you know who was the other man?' I replied in the negative. Ibn 'Abbas said, 

'He was 'Ali (bin Abi Talib)." 'Aisha further said, "When the Prophet came to my house 

and his sickness became aggravated he ordered us to pour seven skins full of water on 

him, so that he might give some advice to the people. So he was seated in a Mikhdab 

(brass tub) belonging to Hafsa, the wife of the Prophet. Then, all of us started pouring 

water on him from the water skins till he beckoned to us to stop and that we have done 

(what he wanted us to do). After that he went out to the people." 

1.198: 

Narrated ' Amr bin Yahya: 

(on the authority of his father) My uncle used to perform ablution extravagantly and once 

he asked 'Abdullah bin Zaid to tell him how he had seen the Prophet performing ablution. 

He asked for an earthenware pot containing water, and poured water from it on his hands 

and washed them thrice, and then put his hand in the earthenware pot and rinsed his 

mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it Out thrice with one 

handful of water; he again put his hand in the water and took a handful of water and 

washed his face thrice, then washed his hands up to the elbows twice, and took water with 

his hand, and passed it over his head from front to back and then from back to front, and 

then washed his feet (up to the ankles) and said, "I saw the Prophet performing ablution 

in that way." 

1.199: 

Narrated Thabit: 

Anas said, "The Prophet asked for water and a tumbler with a broad base and no so deep, 

containing a small quantity of water, was brought to him whereby he put his fingers in it." 

Anas further said, ' noticed the water springing out from amongst his fingers." Anas 

added, ' estimated that the people who performed ablution with it numbered between 

seventy to eighty." 

1.200: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet used to take a bath with one Sa' up to five Mudds (1 Sa' = [??] Mudds) of 

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1.201: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas said, "The Prophet passed wet hands over his Khuffs (socks made 

from thick fabric or leather)." "Abdullah bin 'Umar asked 'Umar about it. 'Umar replied 

in the affirmative and added, "Whenever Sa'd narrates a Hadith from the Prophet, there is 

no need to ask anyone else about it." 

1.202: 

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu' ba: 

Once Allah's Apostle went out to answer the call of nature and I followed him with a 

tumbler containing water, and when he finished, I poured water and he performed 

ablution and passed wet hands over his Khuffs (socks made from thick fabric or leather). 

1.203: 

Narrated Ja'far bin 'Amr bin Umaiya Ad-Damri: 

My father said, "I saw the Prophet passing wet hands over his Khuffs (socks made from 

thick fabric or leather)." 

1.204: 

Narrated Ja'far bin 'Amr: 

My father said, "I saw the Prophet passing wet hands over his turban and Khuffs (socks 

made from thick fabric or leather). 

1.205: 

Narrated 'Urwa bin Al-Mughira: 

My father said, "Once I was in the company of the Prophet on a journey and I dashed to 

take off his Khuffs (socks made from thick fabric or leather). He ordered me to leave 

them as he had put them after performing ablution. So he passed wet hands or them. 

1.206: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle ate a piece of cooked mutton from the shoulder region and prayed without 

repeating ablution. 

1.207: 

Narrated Ja'far bin 'Amr bin Umaiya: 

My father said, "I saw Allah's Apostle taking a piece of (cooked) mutton from the 

shoulder region and then he was called for prayer. He put his knife down and prayed 

without repeating ablution." 

1.208: 

Narrated Suwaid bin Al-Nu'man: 

In the year of the conquest of Khaibar I went with Allah's Apostle till we reached Sahba, 

a place near Khaibar, where Allah's Apostle offered the 'Asr prayer and asked for food. 

Nothing but Sawrq [??] was brought. He ordered it to be moistened with water. He and 

all of us ate it and the Prophet got up for the evening prayer (Maghrib prayer), rinsed his 

mouth with water and we did the same, and he then prayed without repeating the ablution. 

1.209: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

The Prophet ate (a piece of) mutton from the shoulder region and then prayed without 

repeating the ablution. 

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Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle drank milk, rinsed his mouth and said, "It has fat." 

1.211: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you feels drowsy while praying he should go to bed 

(sleep) till his slumber is over because in praying while drowsy one does not know 

whether one is asking for forgiveness or for a bad thing for oneself." 

1.212: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "If anyone of you feels drowsy while praying, he should sleep till he 

understands what he is saying (reciting). 

1.213: 

Narrated 'Amr bin "Amir: 

Anas said, "The Prophet used to perform ablution for every prayer." I asked Anas, "What 

you used to do?' Anas replied, "We used to pray with the same ablution until we break it 

withHadath." 

1.214: 

Narrated Suwaid bin Nu"man: 

In the year of the conquest of Khaibar I went with Allah's Apostle till we reached As- 

Sahba' where Allah's Apostle led the "Asr prayer and asked for the food. Nothing but 

Sawiq [??] was brought and we ate it and drank (water). The Prophet got up for the 

(Maghrib) Prayer, rinsed his mouth with water and then led the prayer without repeating 

the ablution. 

1.215: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet, while passing through one of the graveyards of Medina or Mecca heard 

the voices of two persons who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet said, 

"These two persons are being tortured not for a major sin (to avoid)." The Prophet then 

added, "Yes! (they are being tortured for a major sin). Indeed, one of them never saved 

himself from being soiled with his urine while the other used to go about with calumnies 

(to make enmity between friends). The Prophet then asked for a green leaf of a date-palm 

tree, broke it into two pieces and put one on each grave. On being asked why he had done 

so, he replied, "I hope that their torture might be lessened, till these get dried." 

1.216: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, I used to bring water with which 

he used to clean his private parts. 

1.217: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet once passed by two graves and said, "These two persons are being tortured 

not for a major sin (to avoid). One of them never saved himself from being soiled with his 

urine, while the other used to go about with calumnies (to make enmity between 

friends)." The Prophet then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree, split it into (pieces) and 

fixed one on each grave. They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you done so?" He 



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replied, "I hope that their punishment might be lessened till these (the pieces of the leaf) 

become dry." (See the footnote of Hadith 215). 

1.218: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet saw a Bedouin making water in the mosque and told the people not to 

disturb him. When he finished, the Prophet asked for some water and poured it over (the 

urine). 

1.219: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A Bedouin stood up and started making water in the mosque. The people caught him but 

the Prophet ordered them to leave him and to pour a bucket or a tumbler of water over the 

place where he had passed the urine. The Prophet then said, "You have been sent to make 

things easy and not to make them difficult." 

1.220: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said as above (219). 

1.221: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

A Bedouin came and passed urine in one corner of the mosque. The people shouted at 

him but the Prophet stopped them till he finished urinating. The Prophet ordered them to 

spill a bucket of water over that place and they did so. 

1.222: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of faithful believers) A child was brought to Allah's Apostle and it urinated 

on the garment of the Prophet. The Prophet asked for water and poured it over the soiled 

place. 

1.223: 

Narrated Um Qais bint Mihsin: 

I brought my young son, who had not started eating (ordinary food) to Allah's Apostle 

who took him and made him sit in his lap. The child urinated on the garment of the 

Prophet, so he asked for water and poured it over the soiled (area) and did not wash it. 

1.224: 

Narrated Hudhaifa: 

Once the Prophet went to the dumps of some people and passed urine while standing. He 

then asked for water and so I brought it to him and he performed ablution. 

1.225: 

Narrated Hudhaifa': 

The Prophet and I walked till we reached the dumps of some people. He stood, as any one 

of you stands, behind a wall and urinated. I went away, but he beckoned me to come. So I 

approached him and stood near his back till he finished. 

1.226: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

Abu Musa Al-Asff ari used to lay great stress on the question of urination and he used to 

say, "If anyone from Bani Israel happened to soil his clothes with urine, he used to cut 

that portion away." Hearing that, Hudhaifa said to Abu Wail, "I wish he (Abu Musa) 



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didn't (lay great stress on that matter)." Hudhaifa added, "Allah's Apostle went to the 

dumps of some people and urinated while standing." 

1.227: 

Narrated Asma': 

A woman came to the Prophet and said, "If anyone of us gets menses in her clothes then 

what should she do?" He replied, "She should (take hold of the soiled place), rub it and 

put it in the water and rub it in order to remove the traces of blood and then pour water 

over it. Then she can pray in it." 

1.228: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle I get persistent 

bleeding from the uterus and do not become clean. Shall I give up my prayers?" Allah's 

Apostle replied, "No, because it is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So when your 

real menses begins give up your prayers and when it has finished wash off the blood (take 

a bath) and offer your prayers." Hisham (the sub narrator) narrated that his father had also 

said, (the Prophet told her): "Perform ablution for every prayer till the time of the next 

period comes." 

1.229: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to 

go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible). 

1.230: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

as above (229). 

1.231: 

Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar: 

I asked 'Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, "I used to wash it off the 

clothes of Allah's Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still 

visible. " 

1.232: 

Narrated ' Amr bin Maimun: 

I heard Sulaiman bin Yasar talking about the clothes soiled with semen. He said that 

' Aisha had said, "I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah's Apostle and he would go for 

the prayers while water spots were still visible on them. 

1.233: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one 

or more spots on them. 

1.234: 

Narrated Abu Qilaba: 

Anas said, "Some people of 'Ukl or 'Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not 

suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink 

their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became 

healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels. The news 

reached the Prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were 



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captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was 

done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron, They were put in 'Al-Harra' 

and when they asked for water, no water was given to them." Abu Qilaba said, "Those 

people committed theft and murder, became infidels after embracing Islam and fought 

against Allah and His Apostle ." 

1.235: 

Narrated Anas: 

Prior to the construction of the mosque, the Prophet offered the prayers at sheep-folds. 

1.236: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

Allah's Apostle was asked regarding ghee (cooking butter) in which a mouse had fallen. 

He said, "Take out the mouse and throw away the ghee around it and use the rest." 

1.237: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

The Prophet was asked regarding ghee in which a mouse had fallen. He said, "Take out 

the mouse and throw away the ghee around it (and use the rest.)" 

1.238: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "A wound which a Muslim receives in Allah's cause will appear on the 

Day of Resurrection as it was at the time of infliction; blood will be flowing from the 

wound and its color will be that of the blood but will smell like musk." 

1.239: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "We (Muslims) are the last (people to come in the world) but (will 

be) the foremost (on the Day of Resurrection)." The same narrator told that the Prophet 

had said, "You should not pass urine in stagnant water which is not flowing then (you 

may need to) wash in it." 

1.240: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

While Allah's Apostle was prostrating (as stated below). 

1.241: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

Once the Prophet was offering prayers at the Ka'ba. Abu Jahl was sitting with some of his 

companions. One of them said to the others, "Who amongst you will bring the Abdominal 

contents (intestines, etc.) of a camel of Bani so and so and put it on the back of 

Muhammad, when he prostrates?" The most unfortunate of them got up and brought it. 

He waited till the Prophet prostrated and then placed it on his back between his shoulders. 

I was watching but could not do any thing. I wish I had some people with me to hold out 

against them. They started laughing and falling on one another. Allah's Apostle was in 

prostration and he did not lift his head up till Fatima (Prophet's daughter) came and threw 

that (camel's Abdominal contents) away from his back. He raised his head and said thrice, 

"O Allah! Punish Quraish." So it was hard for Abu Jahl and his companions when the 

Prophet invoked Allah against them as they had a conviction that the prayers and 

invocations were accepted in this city (Mecca). The Prophet said, "O Allah! Punish Abu 

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"Uqba bin Al Mu'it [??] (and he mentioned the seventh whose name I cannot recall). By 

Allah in Whose Hands my life is, I saw the dead bodies of those persons who were 

counted by Allah's Apostle in the Qalib (one of the wells) of Badr. 

1.242: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet once spat in his clothes. 

1.243: 

Narrated Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "All drinks that produce intoxication are Haram (forbidden to drink). 

1.244: 

Narrated Abu Hazim: 

Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa"idi, was asked by the people, "With what was the wound of the 

Prophet treated? Sahl replied, "None remains among the people living who knows that 

better than I. "Ali [??] used to bring water in his shield and Fatima used to wash the 

blood off his face. Then straw mat was burnt and the wound was filled with it." 

1.245: 

Narrated Abu Burda: 

My father said, "I came to the Prophet and saw him carrying a Siwak in his hand and 

cleansing his teeth, saying, 'U' U'," as if he was retching while the Siwak was in his 

mouth." 

1.246: 

Narrated Hudhaifa: 

Whenever the Prophet got up at night, he used to clean his mouth with Siwak. 

1.247: 

Narrated Al-Bara 'bin ' Azib: 

The Prophet said to me, "Whenever you go to bed perform ablution like that for the 

prayer, lie or your right side and say, "Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu 

"Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja 

minka ilia ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-1-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-1 ladhi 

arsalta" (O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon 

You for Your Blessings both with hope and fear of You. There is no fleeing from You, 

and there is no place of protection and safety except with You O Allah! I believe in Your 

Book (the Qur'an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom 

You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die with faith (i.e. or the 

religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)." I 

repeated it before the Prophet and when I reached "Allahumma amantu bikitabika-1-ladhi 

anzalta (O Allah I believe in Your Book which You have revealed)." I said, "Wa-rasulika 

(and your Apostle)." The Prophet said, "No, (but say): 'Wanabiyika-1-ladhi arsalta (Your 

Prophet whom You have sent), instead." 

1.248: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever the Prophet took a bath after Janaba he started by washing his hands and then 

performed ablution like that for the prayer. After that he would put his fingers in water 

and move the roots of his hair with them, and then pour three handfuls of water over his 

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1.249: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle performed ablution like that for the prayer but 

did not wash his feet. He washed off the discharge from his private parts and then poured 

water over his body. He withdrew his feet from that place (the place where he took the 

bath) and then washed them. And that was his way of taking the bath of Janaba. 

1.250: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot called 'Faraq'. 

1.251: 

Narrated Abu Salama: 

'Aisha's brother and I went to 'Aisha and he asked her about the bath of the Prophet. She 

brought a pot containing about a Sa" of water and took a bath and poured it over her head 

and at what time there was a screen between her and us. 

1.252: 

Narrated Abu JaTar: 

While I and my father were with Jabir bin 'Abdullah, some People asked him about 

taking a bath He replied, "A Sa' of water is sufficient for you." A man said, "A Sa" is not 

sufficient for me." Jabir said, "A Sa was sufficient for one who had more hair than you 

and was better than you (meaning the Prophet)." And then Jabir (put on) his garment and 

led the prayer. 

1.253: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet and Maimuna used to take a bath from a single pot. 

1.254: 

Narrated Jubair bin Muf im: 

Allah's Apostle said, "As for me, I pour water three times on my head." And he pointed 

with both his hands. 

1.255: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet used to pour water three times on his head. 

1.256: 

Narrated Abu JaTar: 

Jabir bin 'Abdullah said to me, "Your cousin (Hasan bin Muhammad bin Al-Hanafiya) 

came to me and asked about the bath of Janaba. I replied, 'The Prophet uses to take three 

handfuls of water, pour them on his head and then pour more water over his body.' Al- 

Hasan said to me, 'I am a hairy man.' I replied, 'The Prophet had more hair than you'. " 

1.257: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

I placed water for the bath of the Prophet. He washed his hands twice or thrice and then 

poured water on his left hand and washed his private parts. He rubbed his hands over the 

earth (and cleaned them), rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water in it and 

blowing it out, washed his face and both forearms and then poured water over his body. 

Then he withdrew from that place and washed his feet. 

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Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever the Prophet took the bath of Janaba (sexual relation or wet dream) he asked for 

the Hilab or some other scent. He used to take it in his hand, rub it first over the right side 

of his head and then over the left and then rub the middle of his head with both hands. 

1.259: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

I placed water for the bath of the Prophet and he poured water with his right hand on his 

left and washed them. Then he washed his private parts and rubbed his hands on the 

ground, washed them with water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water 

in it and blowing it out, washed his face and poured water on his head. He withdrew from 

that place and washed his feet. A piece of cloth (towel) was given to him but he did not 

use it. 

1.260: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

The Prophet took the bath of Janaba. (sexual relation or wet dream). He first cleaned his 

private parts with his hand, and then rubbed it (that hand) on the wall (earth) and washed 

it. Then he performed ablution like that for the prayer, and after the bath he washed his 

feet. 

1.261: 

Narrated Aisha: 

The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot of water and our hands used to go 

in the pot after each other in turn. 

1.262: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle took a bath of Janaba, he washed his hands first. 

1.263: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot of water after Janaba. 

1.264: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet and one of his wives used to take a bath from a single pot of water. (Shu'ba 

added to Anas' Statement "After the Janaba"). 

1.265: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

I placed water for the bath of Allah's Apostle and he poured water over his hands and 

washed them twice or thrice; then he poured water with his right hand over his left and 

washed his private parts (with his left hand). He rubbed his hand over the earth and rinsed 

his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and blowing it out. After that he 

washed his face, both fore arms and head thrice and then poured water over his body. He 

withdrew from that place and washed his feet. 

1.266: 

Narrated Maimuna bint Al-Harith: 

I placed water for the bath of Allah's Apostle and put a screen. He poured water over his 

hands, and washed them once or twice. (The sub-narrator added that he did not remember 

if she had said thrice or not). Then he poured water with his right hand over his left one 



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and washed his private parts. He rubbed his hand over the earth or the wall and washed it. 

He rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and blowing it out. He 

washed his face, forearms and head. He poured water over his body and then withdrew 

from that place and washed his feet. I presented him a piece of cloth (towel) and he 

pointed with his hand (that he does not want it) and did not take it. 

1.267: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Muntathir: 

on the authority of his father that he had asked ' Aisha (about the Hadith of Ibn "Umar). 

She said, "May Allah be Merciful to Abu ' Abdur-Rahman. I used to put scent on Allah's 

Apostle and he used to go round his wives, and in the morning he assumed the Hiram, and 

the fragrance of scent was still coming out from his body." 

1.268: 

Narrated Qatada: 

Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day 

and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas, "Had the Prophet the strength 

for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty 

(men)." And Sa'id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine 

wives only (not eleven). 

1.269: 

Narrated 'Ali: 

I used to get emotional urethral discharge frequently. Being the son-in-law of the Prophet 

I requested a man to ask him about it. So the man asked the Prophet about it. The Prophet 

replied, "Perform ablution after washing your organ (penis). 

1.270: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Muntathir: 

on the authority of his father that he had asked 'Aisha about the saying of Ibn "Umar (i.e. 

he did not like to be a Muhrim while the smell of scent was still coming from his body). 

'Aisha said, "I scented Allah's Apostle and he went round (had sexual intercourse with) 

all his wives, and in the morning he was Muhrim (after taking a bath). 

1.271: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

It is as if I am just looking at the glitter of scent in the parting of the Prophet's head hair 

while he was a Muhrim. 

1.272: 

Narrated Hisham bin "Urwa: 

(on the authority of his father) ' Aisha said, "Whenever Allah's Apostle took the bath of 

Janaba, he cleaned his hands and performed ablution like that for prayer and then took a 

bath and rubbed his hair, till he felt that the whole skin of the head had become wet, then 

he would pour water thrice and wash the rest of the body." 'Aisha further said, "I and 

Allah's Apostle used to take a bath from a single water container, from which we took 

water simultaneously." 

1.273: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

Water was placed for the ablution of Allah's Apostle after Janaba. He poured water with 

his right hand over his left twice or thrice and then washed his private parts and rubbed 



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his hand on the earth or on a wall twice or thrice and then rinsed his mouth, washed his 

nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out arid then washed his face and forearms 

and poured water over his head and washed his body. Then he shifted from that place and 

washed his feet. I brought a piece of cloth, but he did not take it and removed the traces of 

water from his body with his hand." 

1.274: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Once the call (Iqama) for the prayer was announced and the rows were straightened. 

Allah's Apostle came out; and when he stood up at his Musalla, he remembered that he 

was Junub. Then he ordered us to stay at our places and went to take a bath and then 

returned with water dropping from his head. He said, "Allahu-Akbar", and we all offered 

the prayer with him. 

1.275: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

I placed water for the bath of the Prophet and screened him with a garment. He poured 

water over his hands and washed them. After that he poured water with his right hand 

over his left and washed his private parts, rubbed his hands with earth and washed them, 

rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out and then 

washed his face and forearms. He poured water over his head and body. He then shifted 

from that place and washed his feet. I gave him a piece of cloth but he did not take it and 

came out removing the water (from his body) with both his hands. 

1.276: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Whenever any one of us was Junub, she poured water over her head thrice with both her 

hands and then rubbed the right side of her head with one hand and rubbed the left side of 

the head with the other hand. 

1.277: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, 'The (people of) Bani Israel used to take bath naked (all together) 

looking at each other. The Prophet Moses used to take a bath alone. They said, 'By Allah! 

Nothing prevents Moses from taking a bath with us except that he has a scrotal hernia.' So 

once Moses went out to take a bath and put his clothes over a stone and then that stone 

ran away with his clothes. Moses followed that stone saying, "My clothes, O stone! My 

clothes, O stone! till the people of Bani Israel saw him and said, 'By Allah, Moses has got 

no defect in his body. Moses took his clothes and began to beat the stone." Abu Huraira 

added, "By Allah! There are still six or seven marks present on the stone from that 

excessive beating." 

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "When the Prophet Job (Aiyub) was taking a 

bath naked, golden locusts began to fall on him. Job started collecting them in his clothes. 

His Lord addressed him, 'O Job! Haven't I given you enough so that you are not in need of 

them.' Job replied, 'Yes!' By Your Honor (power)! But I cannot dispense with Your 

Blessings.' " 

1.278: 

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I went to Allah's Apostle in the year of the conquest of Mecca and found him taking a 

bath while Fatima was screening him. The Prophet asked, "Who is it?" I replied, "I am 

Um-Hani." 

1.279: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

I screened the Prophet while he was taking a bath of Janaba. He washed his hands, poured 

water from his right hand over his left and washed his private parts. Then he rubbed his 

hand over a wall or the earth, and performed ablution similar to that for the prayer but did 

not wash his feet. Then he poured water over his body, shifted from that place, and 

washed his feet. 

1.280: 

Narrated Um-Salama: 

(the mother of the believers) Um Sulaim, the wife of Abu Talha, came to Allah's Apostle 

and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Verily Allah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. Is it 

necessary for a woman to take a bath after she has a wet dream (nocturnal sexual 

discharge)?" Allah's Apostle replied, "Yes, if she notices a discharge." 

1.281: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet came across me in one of the streets of Medina and at that time I was Junub. 

So I slipped away from him and went to take a bath. On my return the Prophet said, "O 

Abu Huraira! Where have you been?" I replied, "I was Junub, so I disliked to sit in your 

company." The Prophet said, "Subhan Allah! A believer never becomes impure." 

1.282: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet used to visit all his wives in one night and he had nine wives at that time. 

1.283: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle came across me and I was Junub He took my hand and I went along with 

him till he sat down I slipped away, went home and took a bath. When I came back, he 

was still sitting there. He then said to me, "O Abu Huraira! Where have you been?' I told 

him about it The Prophet said, "Subhan Allah! O Abu Huraira! A believer never becomes 

impure." 

1.284: 

Narrated Abu Salama : 

I asked ' Aisha "Did the Prophet use to sleep while he was Junub?" She replied, "Yes, but 

he used to perform ablution (before going to bed). 

1.285: 

Narrated "Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

I asked Allah's Apostle "Can any one of us sleep while he is Junub?" He replied, "Yes, if 

he performs ablution, he can sleep while he is Junub." 

1.286: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever the Prophet intended to sleep while he was Junub, he used to wash his private 

parts and perform ablution like that for the prayer. 

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Narrated 'Abdullah: 

'Umar asked the Prophet "Can anyone of us sleep while he is Junub?" He replied, "Yes, if 

he performs ablution." 

1.288: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

'Umar bin Al-Khattab told Allah's Apostle, "I became Junub at night." Allah's Apostle 

replied, "Perform ablution after washing your private parts and then sleep." 

1.289: 

Narrated Hisham: 

as the following Hadith 290. 

1.290: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "When a man sits in between the four parts of a woman and did the 

sexual intercourse with her, bath becomes compulsory." 

1.291: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: 

I asked 'Uthman bin 'Affan about a man who engaged in the sexual intercourse with his 

wife but did not discharge. 'Uthman replied, "He should perform ablution like that for the 

prayer after washing his private parts." 'Uthman added, "I heard that from Allah's 

Apostle." I asked 'Ali bin Abi Talib, Az-Zubair bin Al-'Awwam, Talha bin 'Ubaidullah 

and Ubai bin Ka'b and a gave the same reply. (Abu Aiyub said that he had heard that 

from Allah's Apostle ) (This order was canceled later on so one has to take a bath. See, 

Hadith No. 180). 

1.292: 

Narrated Ubai bin Ka'b: 

I asked Allah's Apostle about a man who engages in sexual intercourse with his wife but 

does not discharge. He replied, "He should wash the parts which comes in contact with 

the private parts of the woman, perform ablution and then pray." (Abu 'Abdullah said, 

"Taking a bath is safer and is the last order.") 

1.293: 

Narrated Al-Qasim: 

'Aisha said, "We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached 

Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah's Apostle came to me while 

I was weeping. He said 'What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?' I 

replied, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the daughters of 

Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of the Tawaf 

(Circumambulation) round the Ka'ba." 'Aisha added, "Allah's Apostle sacrificed cows on 

behalf of his wives." 

1.294: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

While in menses, I used to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle . 

1.295: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

A person asked me, "Can a woman in menses serve me? And can a Junub woman come 

close to me?" I replied, "All this is easy for me. All of them can serve me, and there is no 



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harm for any other person to do the same. 'Aisha told me that she used to comb the hair 

of Allah's Apostle while she was in her menses, and he was in Ftikaf (in the mosque). He 

would bring his head near her in her room and she would comb his hair, while she used to 

be in her menses." 

1.296: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to lean on my lap and recite Qur'an while I was in menses. 

1.297: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

While I was laying with the Prophet under a single woolen sheet, I got the menses. I 

slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. He said, "Have you got "Nifas" 

(menses)?" I replied, "Yes." He then called me and made me lie with him under the same 

sheet. 

1.298: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the 

menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and used to 

fondle me. While in Ftikaf, he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I 

used to be in my periods (menses). 

1.299: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad: 

(on the authority of his father) "Aisha said: "Whenever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle 

anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put on an Izar and start 

fondling her." 'Aisha added, "None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet 

could." 

1.300: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

When ever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives during the periods 

(menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar. 

1.301: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o Td-al-Adha or Al- 

Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen 

that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it 

so, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your 

husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A 

cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's 

Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence 

of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, 

"This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor 

fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the 

deficiency in her religion." 

1.302: 

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We set out with the Prophet for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got my menses. When 

the Prophet came to me, I was weeping. He asked, "Why are you weeping?" I said, "I 

wish if I had not performed Hajj this year." He asked, "May be that you got your 

menses?" I replied, "Yes." He then said, "This is the thing which Allah has ordained for 

all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except that you do not perform 

the Tawaf round the Ka'ba till you are clean." 

1.303: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish said to Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! I do not become 

clean (from bleeding). Shall I give up my prayers?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No, because 

it is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So when the real menses begins give up your 

prayers and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood off your body (take a bath) 

and offer your prayers." 

1.304: 

Narrated Asma' bint Abi Bakr: 

A woman asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of 

menses falls on our clothes?" Allah's Apostle replied, "If the blood of menses falls on the 

garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with 

water and then pray in (with it). 

1.305: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever anyone of us got her menses, she, on becoming clean, used to take hold of the 

blood spot and rub the blood off her garment, and pour water over it and wash that 

portion thoroughly and sprinkle water over the rest of the garment. After that she would 

pray in (with) it. 

1.306: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once one of the wives of the Prophet did Ftikaf along with him and she was getting 

bleeding in between her periods. She used to see the blood (from her private parts) and 

she would perhaps put a dish under her for the blood. (The sub-narrator 'Ikrima added, 

'Aisha once saw the liquid of safflower and said, "It looks like what so and so used to 

have.") 

1.307: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

"One of the wives of Allah's Apostle joined him in Ftikaf and she noticed blood and 

yellowish discharge (from her private parts) and put a dish under her when she prayed." 

1.308: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

One of the mothers of the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet ) did Ftikaf 

while she was having bleeding in between her periods. 

1.309: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

None of us had more than a single garment and we used to have our menses while 

wearing it. Whenever it got soiled with blood of menses we used to apply saliva to the 

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1.310: 

Narrated Urn-' Atiya: 

We were forbidden to mourn for a dead person for more than three days except in the 

case of a husband for whom mourning was allowed for four months and ten days. (During 

that time) we were not allowed to put kohl (Antimony eye power) in our eyes or to use 

perfumes or to put on colored clothes except a dress made of "Asr (a kind of Yemen 

cloth, very coarse and rough). We were allowed very light perfumes at the time of taking 

a bath after menses and also we were forbidden to go with the funeral procession . 

1.311: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

A woman asked the Prophet about the bath which is take after finishing from the menses. 

The Prophet told her what to do and said, "Purify yourself with a piece of cloth scented 

with musk." The woman asked, "How shall I purify myself with it" He said, "Subhan 

Allah! Purify yourself (with it)." I pulled her to myself and said, "Rub the place soiled 

with blood with it." 

1.312: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

An Ansari woman asked the Prophet how to take a bath after finishing from the menses. 

He replied, "Take a piece a cloth perfumed with musk and clean the private parts with it 

thrice." The Prophet felt shy and turned his face. So pulled her to me and told her what 

the Prophet meant. 

1.313: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

In the last Hajj of Allah's Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah Apostle. I 

was one of those who intended Tamattif (to perform Hajj an 'Umra) and did not take the 

Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night of 

'Arafa I said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is the night of the day of "Arafat and I intended to 

perform the Hajj Tamattu' with 'Umra Allah's Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb 

it and to postpone the 'Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of Al- 

Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies 

Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered ' Abdur Rahman (' Aisha's brother) to take me to at- 

Tan'im to assume the lhram for "Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-at-Tamattu" which I had 

intended to perform. 

1.314: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of performing Hajj. Allah's Apostle 

said, "Any one who likes to assume the Ihram for 'Umra he can do so. Had I not brought 

the Hadi with me, I would have assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. "Some of us assumed the 

Ihram for 'Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I was one of those who 

assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. I got menses and kept on menstruating until the day of 

'Arafat and complained of that to the Prophet . He told me to postpone my 'Umra, undo 

and comb my hair, and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right of Hasba, he 

sent my brother 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to at-Tan'im, where I assumed the 

Ihram for "Umra in lieu of the previous one. Hisham said, "For that ('Umra) no Hadi, 

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1.315: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, 'O Lord! A drop of 

semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of flesh." Then if Allah wishes (to 

complete) its creation, the angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or 

a blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age be?' So all that is 

written while the child is still in the mother's womb." 

1.316: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

'Aisha said, "We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some of us intended to perform 

'Umra while others Hajj. When we reached Mecca, Allah's Apostle said, 'Those who had 

assumed the lhram for 'Umra and had not brought the Hadi should finish his lhram and 

whoever had assumed the lhram for 'Umra and brought the Hadi should not finish the 

lhram till he has slaughtered his Hadi and whoever had assumed the lhram for Hajj 

should complete his Hajj." 'Aisha further said, "I got my periods (menses) and kept on 

menstruating till the day of 'Arafat, and I had assumed the lhram for 'Umra only 

(Tamattif). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my head hair and assume the 

lhram for Hajj only and leave the "Umra. I did the same till I completed the Hajj. Then the 

Prophet sent 'Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform "Umra 

from at-Tan'im in lieu of the missed 'Umra." 

1.317: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish used to have bleeding in between the periods, so she asked the 

Prophet about it . He replied, "The bleeding is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So 

give up the prayers when the (real) menses begin and when it has finished, take a bath and 

start praying." 

1.318: 

Narrated Mu'adha: 

A woman asked 'Aisha, "Should I offer the prayers that which I did not offer because of 

menses" 'Aisha said, "Are you from the Huraura' (a town in Iraq?) We were with the 

Prophet and used to get our periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the Prayers 

missed during menses)." 'Aisha perhaps said, "We did not offer them." 

1.319: 

Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama: 

Um-Salama said, "I got my menses while I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen 

sheet. So I slipped away, took the clothes for menses and put them on. Allah's Apostle 

said, 'Have you got your menses?' I replied, 'Yes.' Then he called me and took me with 

him under the woolen sheet." Um Salama further said, "The Prophet used to kiss me 

while he was fasting. The Prophet and I used to take the bath of Janaba from a single 

pot." 

1.320: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

While I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet, I got my menses. I slipped away 

and put on the clothes for menses. The Prophet said, "Have you got your menses?" I 

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1.321: 

Narrated Aiyub: 

Hafsa said, 'We used to forbid our young women to go out for the two "Id prayers. A 
woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and she narrated about her sister 
whose husband took part in twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was 
with her husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman's sister) said, "We used to 
treat the wounded, look after the patients and once I asked the Prophet, 'Is there any harm 
for any of us to stay at home if she doesn't have a veil?' He said, 'She should cover herself 
with the veil of her companion and should participate in the good deeds and in the 
religious gathering of the Muslims.' When Um " Atiya came I asked her whether she had 
heard it from the Prophet. She replied, "Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the 
Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, 'May my father be 
sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying, 'The unmarried young virgins and the 
mature girl who stay often screened or the young unmarried virgins who often stay 
screened and the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good deeds 
as well as the religious gathering of the faithful believers but the menstruating women 
should keep away from the Musalla (praying place).' " Hafsa asked Um "Atiya 
surprisingly, "Do you say the menstruating women?" She replied, "Doesn't a menstruating 
woman attend "Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?" 
1.322: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish asked the Prophet, "I got persistent bleeding (in between the 
periods) and do not become clean. Shall I give up prayers?" He replied, "No, this is from 
a blood vessel. Give up the prayers only for the days on which you usually get the menses 
and then take a bath and offer your prayers." 
1.323: 

Narrated Um " Atiya: 

We never considered yellowish discharge as a thing of importance (as menses). 
1.324: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Um Habiba got bleeding in between the periods for seven years. 
She asked Allah's Apostle about it. He ordered her to take a bath (after the termination of 
actual periods) and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she used to take a bath for 
every prayer. 
1.325: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) I told Allah's Apostle that Safiya bint Huyai had got her menses. 
He said, "She will probably delay us. Did she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada) with you?" We 
replied, "Yes." On that the Prophet told her to depart. 
1.326: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A woman is al lowed to leave (go back home) if she gets menses (after Tawaf- Al-Ifada). 
Ibn "Umar formerly used to say that she should not leave but later on I heard him saying, 
"She may leave, since Allah's Apostle gave them the permission to leave (after Tawaf- Al- 
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1.327: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said to me, "Give up the prayer when your menses begin and when it has 

finished, wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and start praying." 

1.328: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundub: 

The Prophet offered the funeral prayer for the dead body of a woman who died of 

(during) delivery (i.e. child birth) and he stood by the middle of her body. 

1.329: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

(the wife of the Prophet) During my menses, I never prayed, but used to sit on the mat 

beside the mosque of Allah's Apostle. He used to offer the prayer on his sheet and in 

prostration some of his clothes used to touch me." 

1.330: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) We set out with Allah's Apostle on one of his journeys till we 

reached Al-Baida' or Dhatul-Jaish, a necklace of mine was broken (and lost). Allah's 

Apostle stayed there to search for it, and so did the people along with him. There was no 

water at that place, so the people went to Abu- Bakr As-Siddiq and said, "Don't you see 

what 'Aisha has done? She has made Allah's Apostle and the people stay where there is 

no water and they have no water with them." Abu Bakr came while Allah's Apostle was 

sleeping with his head on my thigh, He said, to me: "You have detained Allah's Apostle 

and the people where there is no water and they have no water with them. 

So he admonished me and said what Allah wished him to say and hit me on my flank 

with his hand. Nothing prevented me from moving (because of pain) but the position of 

Allah's Apostle on my thigh. Allah's Apostle got up when dawn broke and there was no 

water. So Allah revealed the Divine Verses of Tayammum. So they all performed 

Tayammum. Usaid bin Hudair said, "O the family of Abu Bakr! This is not the first 

blessing of yours." Then the camel on which I was riding was caused to move from its 

place and the necklace was found beneath it. 

1.331: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet said, "I have been given five things which were not given to any one else 

before me. 

-1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of 

one month's journey. 

-2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing 

to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a 

prayer is due. 

-3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else 

before me. 

-4. 1 have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection). 

-5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind. 

1.332: 

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Aisha said, "I borrowed a necklace from Asma' and it was lost. So Allah's Apostle sent a 

man to search for it and he found it. Then the time of the prayer became due and there 

was no water. They prayed (without ablution) and informed Allah's Apostle about it, so 

the verse of Tayammum was revealed." Usaid bin Hudair said to 'Aisha, "May Allah 

reward you. By Allah, whenever anything happened which you did not like, Allah 

brought good for you and for the Muslims in that." 

Al-Jurf and the time for the "Asr prayer became due while he was at Marbad-An-Na"am 

(sheepfold), so he (performed Tayammum) and prayed there and then entered Medina 

when the sun was still high but he did not repeat that prayer. 

1.333: 

Narrated Abu Juhaim Al-Ansari: 

The Prophet came from the direction of Bir Jamal. A man met him and greeted him. But 

he did not return back the greeting till he went to a (mud) wall and smeared his hands and 

his face with its dust (performed Tayammum) and then returned back the greeting. 

1.334: 

Narrated " Abdur Rahman bin Abza [??] : 

A man came to "Umar bin Al-Khattab and said, "I became Junub but no water was 

available." "Ammar bin Yasir said to "Umar, "Do you remember that you and I (became 

Junub while both of us) were together on a journey and you didn't pray but I rolled myself 

on the ground and prayed? I informed the Prophet about it and he said, 'It would have 

been sufficient for you to do like this.' The Prophet then stroked lightly the earth with his 

hands and then blew off the dust and passed his hands over his face and hands." 

1.335: 

Narrated Sa"id bin "Abdur Rahman bin Abza: 

(on the authority of his father who said) 'Ammar said so (the above Statement). And 

Shu" ba stroked lightly the earth with his hands and brought them close to his mouth (blew 

off the dust) and passed them over his face and then the backs of his hands. 'Ammar said, 

"Ablution (meaning Tayammum here) is sufficient for a Muslim if water is not available." 

1.336: 

Narrated "Abdur Rahman bin Abza: 

that while he was in the company of "Umar, 'Ammar said to "Umar, "We were in a 

detachment and became Junub and I blew the dust off my hands (performed the rolling 

over the earth and prayed.)" 

1.337: 

Narrated "Abdur Rahman bin Abza: 

"Ammar said to "Umar "I rolled myself in the dust and came to the Prophet who said, 

'Passing dusted hands over the face and the backs of the hands is sufficient for you.' " 

1.338: 

Narrated "Ammar: 

As above. 

1.339: 

Narrated "Ammar: 

The Prophet stroked the earth with his hands and then passed them over his face and the 

backs of his hands (while demonstrating Tayammum). 

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Narrated Tmran: 

Once we were traveling with the Prophet and we carried on traveling till the last part of 
the night and then we (halted at a place) and slept (deeply). There is nothing sweeter than 
sleep for a traveler in the last part of the night. So it was only the heat of the sun that 
made us to wake up and the first to wake up was so and so, then so and so and then so 
and so (the narrator 'Auf said that Abu Raja' had told him their names but he had 
forgotten them) and the fourth person to wake up was "Umar bin Al-Khattab. And 
whenever the Prophet used to sleep, nobody would wake up him till he himself used to 
get up as we did not know what was happening (being revealed) to him in his sleep. So, 
'Umar got up and saw the condition of the people, and he was a strict man, so he said, 
"Allahu Akbar" and raised his voice with Takbir, and kept on saying loudly till the 
Prophet got up because of it. When he got up, the people informed him about what had 
happened to them. He said, "There is no harm (or it will not be harmful). Depart!" So they 
departed from that place, and after covering some distance the Prophet stopped and asked 
for some water to perform the ablution. So he performed the ablution and the call for the 
prayer was pronounced and he led the people in prayer. After he finished from the prayer, 
he saw a man sitting aloof who had not prayed with the people. He asked, "O so and so! 
What has prevented you from praying with us?" He replied, "I am Junub and there is no 
water. " The Prophet said, "Perform Tayammum with (clean) earth and that is sufficient 
for you." 

Then the Prophet proceeded on and the people complained to him of thirst. Thereupon he 
got down and called a person (the narrator 'Auf added that Abu Raja' had named him but 
he had forgotten) and "Ali, and ordered them to go and bring water. So they went in 
search of water and met a woman who was sitting on her camel between two bags of 
water. They asked, "Where can we find water?" She replied, "I was there (at the place of 
water) this hour yesterday and my people are behind me." They requested her to 
accompany them. She asked, "Where?" They said, "To Allah's Apostle ." She said, "Do 
you mean the man who is called the Sabi, (with a new religion)?" They replied, "Yes, the 
same person. So come along." They brought her to the Prophet and narrated the whole 
story. He said, "Help her to dismount." The Prophet asked for a pot, then he opened the 
mouths of the bags and poured some water into the pot. Then he closed the big openings 
of the bags and opened the small ones and the people were called upon to drink and water 
their animals. 

So they all watered their animals and they (too) all quenched their thirst and also gave 
water to others and last of all the Prophet gave a pot full of water to the person who was 
Junub and told him to pour it over his body. The woman was standing and watching all 
that which they were doing with her water. By Allah, when her water bags were returned 
the looked like as if they were more full (of water) than they had been before (Miracle of 
Allah's Apostle) Then the Prophet ordered us to collect something for her; so dates, flour 
and Sawiq were collected which amounted to a good meal that was put in a piece of cloth. 
She was helped to ride on her camel and that cloth full of foodstuff was also placed in 
front of her and then the Prophet said to her, "We have not taken your water but Allah has 
given water to us." She returned home late. Her relatives asked her: "O so and so what 
has delayed you?" She said, "A strange thing! Two men met me and took me to the man 
who is called the Sabi' and he did such and such a thing. By Allah, he is either the greatest 



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magician between this and this (gesturing with her index and middle fingers raising them 

towards the sky indicating the heaven and the earth) or he is Allah's true Apostle." 

Afterwards the Muslims used to attack the pagans around her abode but never touched 

her village. One day she said to her people, "I think that these people leave you purposely. 

Have you got any inclination to Islam?" They obeyed her and all of them embraced Islam. 

Abu 'Abdullah said: The word Saba'a means "The one who has deserted his old religion 

and embraced a new religion." Abul Ailya [??] said, "The S'Abis are a sect of people of 

the Scripture who recite the Book of Psalms." 

1.341: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

Abu Musa said to 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud, "If one does not find water (for ablution) can he 

give up the prayer?" 'Abdullah replied, "If you give the permission to perform 

Tayammum they will perform Tayammum even if water was available if one of them 

found it cold." Abu Musa said, "What about the statement of 'Ammar to 'Umar?" 

'Abdullah replied, "'Umar was not satisfied by his statement." 

1.342: 

Narrated Shaqiq bin Salama: 

I was with 'Abdullah and Abu Musa; the latter asked the former, "O Abu 'Abdur- 

Rahman! What is your opinion if somebody becomes Junub and no water is available?" 

'Abdullah replied, "Do not pray till water is found." Abu Musa said, "What do you say 

about the statement of 'Ammar (who was ordered by the Prophet to perform 

Tayammum). The Prophet said to him: "Perform Tayammum and that would be 

sufficient." 'Abdullah replied, "Don't you see that 'Umar was not satisfied by 'Ammar's 

statement?" Abu- Musa said, "All right, leave 'Ammar's statement, but what will you say 

about this verse (of Tayammum)?" 'Abdullah kept quiet and then said, "If we allowed it, 

then they would probably perform Tayammum even if water was available, if one of them 

found it (water) cold." The narrator added, "I said to Shaqiq, "Then did 'Abdullah dislike 

to perform Tayammum because of this?" He replied, "Yes." 

1.343: 

Narrated Al-A'mash: 

Shaqiq said, "While I was sitting with 'Abdullah and Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari, the latter 

asked the former, 'If a person becomes Junub and does not find water for one month, can 

he perform Tayammum and offer his prayer?' (He applied in the negative). Abu Musa 

said, What do you say about this verse from Sura "Al-Ma'ida": When you do not find 

water then perform Tayammum with clean earth? 'Abdullah replied, 'If we allowed it then 

they would probably perform Tayammum with clean earth even if water were available 

but cold.' I said to Shaqiq, 'You then disliked to perform Tayammum because of this?' 

Shaqiq said, Yes.' (Shaqiq added), "Abu Musa said, 'Haven't you heard the statement of 

'Ammar to 'Umar? He said: I was sent out by Allah's Apostle for some job and I became 

Junub and could not find water so I rolled myself over the dust (clean earth) like an 

animal does, and when I told the Prophet of that he said, 'Like this would have been 

sufficient.' The Prophet (saying so) lightly stroked the earth with his hand once and blew 

it off, then passed his (left) hand over the back of his right hand or his (right) hand over 

the back of his left hand and then passed them over his face.' So 'Abdullah said to Abu- 

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Narrated Shaqiq: While I was with "Abdullah and Abu Musa, the latter said to the former, 
"Haven't you heard the statement of "Ammar to "Umar? He said, "Allah's Apostle sent 
you and me out and I became Junub and rolled myself in the dust (clean earth) (for 
Tayammum). When we came to Allah's Apostle I told him about it and he said, 'This 
would have been sufficient,' passing his hands over his face and the backs of his hands 
once only.' " 
1.344: 

Narrated Tmran bin Husain Al-Khuza'i: 

Allah's Apostle saw a person sitting aloof and not praying with the people. He asked him, 
"O so and so! What prevented you from offering the prayer with the people?" He replied, 
"O Allah's Apostle! I am Junub and there is no water." The Prophet said, "Perform 
Tayammum with clean earth and that will be sufficient for you." 
1.345: 

Narrated Abu Dhar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel 
descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zamzam water. Then he brought a 
golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he 
closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven, when I 
reached the nearest heaven, Gabriel said to the gatekeeper of the heaven, 'Open (the gate).' 
The gatekeeper asked, Who is it?' Gabriel answered: 'Gabriel' He asked, 'Is there anyone 
with you?' Gabriel replied, 'Yes, Muhammad I is with me.' He asked, 'Has he been 
called?' Gabriel said, 'Yes.' So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven 
and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When 
he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked toward his left he wept. Then 
he said, Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.' I asked Gabriel, Who is he?' He 
replied, 'He is Adam and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. 
Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell 
and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he 
weeps.' 

Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Gabriel) said to its 
gatekeeper, 'Open (the gate).' The gatekeeper said to him the same as the gatekeeper of 
the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Anas said: "Abu Dhar added that the 
Prophet met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham, he (Abu Dhar) did not mention on 
which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet ) met Adam on the nearest 
heaven and Abraham on the sixth heaven. Anas said, "When Gabriel along with the 
Prophet passed by Idris, the latter said, Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.' 
The Prophet asked, Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Idris." The Prophet added, "I 
passed by Moses and he said, Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.' I asked 
Gabriel, Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Moses.' Then I passed by Jesus and he said, 
Welcome! O pious brother and pious Prophet.' I asked, Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He 
is Jesus. 

Then I passed by Abraham and he said, Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.' I 
asked Gabriel, Who is he?' Gabriel replied, 'He is Abraham. The Prophet added, 'Then 
Gabriel ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens." Ibn Hazm 
and Anas bin Malik said: The Prophet said, "Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my 



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followers when I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses who asked me, 

'What has Allah enjoined on your followers?' I replied, 'He has enjoined fifty prayers on 

them.' Moses said, 'Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers 

will not be able to bear it.' (So I went back to Allah and requested for reduction) and He 

reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses again and informed him about it, he said, 'Go 

back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.' So I returned to Allah and 

requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses and he 

said to me: 'Return to your Lord, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I 

returned to Allah and He said, 'These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in 

reward) for My Word does not change.' I returned to Moses and he told me to go back 

once again. I replied, 'Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.' Then Gabriel took me till 

we " reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (Lote tree of; the utmost boundary) which was shrouded 

in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) 

walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk." 

1.346: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

the mother of believers: Allah enjoined the prayer when He enjoined it, it was two rak'at 

only (in every prayer) both when in residence or on journey. Then the prayers offered on 

journey remained the same, but (the rak'at of) the prayers for non- travelers were 

increased. 

1.347: 

Narrated Um ' Atiya: 

We were ordered to bring out our menstruating women and veiled women in the religious 

gatherings and invocation of Muslims on the two Td festivals. These menstruating 

women were to keep away from their Musalla. A woman asked, "O Allah's Apostle ' 

What about one who does not have a veil?" He said, "Let her share the veil of her 

companion." 

1.348: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Munkadir: 

Once Jabir prayed with his Izar tied to his back while his clothes were Lying beside him 

on a wooden peg. Somebody asked him, "Do you offer your prayer in a single Izar?" He 

replied, "I did so to show it to a fool like you. Had anyone of us two garments in the 

lifetime of the Prophet?" 

1.349: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al Munkadir: 

I saw Jabir bin 'Abdullah praying in a single garment and he said that he had seen the 

Prophet praying in a single garment. 

1.350: 

Narrated "Umar bin Abi Salama: 

The Prophet prayed in one garment and crossed its ends. 

1.351: 

Narrated "Umar bin Abi Salama: 

I saw the Prophet offering prayers in a single garment in the house of Um-Salama and he 

had crossed its ends around his shoulders. 

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Narrated "Umar bin Abi Salama: 

In the house of Um-Salama I saw Allah's Apostle offering prayers, wrapped in a single 

garment around his body with its ends crossed round his shoulders. 

1.353: 

Narrated Abu Murra: 

(the freed slave of Um Hani) Um Hani, the daughter of Abi Talib said, "I went to Allah's 

Apostle in the year of the conquest of Mecca and found him taking a bath and his 

daughter Fatima was screening him. I greeted him. He asked, 'Who is she?' I replied, 'I am 

Um Hani bint Abi Talib.' He said, 'Welcome! O Um Hani.' When he finished his bath he 

stood up and prayed eight rak'at while wearing a single garment wrapped round his body 

and when he finished I said, 'O Allah's Apostle ! My brother has told me that he will kill a 

person whom I gave shelter and that person is so and so the son of Hubaira.' The Prophet 

said, 'We shelter the person whom you have sheltered.' " Um Ham added, "And that was 

before noon (Duha). 

1.354: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A person asked Allah's Apostle about the offering of the prayer in a single garment. 

Allah's Apostle replied, "Has every one of you got two garments?" 

1.355: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "None of you should offer prayer in a single garment that does not 

cover the shoulders." 

1.356: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prays in a single garment must cross its ends (over the 

shoulders). 

1.357: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Harith: 

I asked Jabir bin 'Abdullah about praying in a single garment. He said, "I traveled with 

the Prophet during some of his journeys, and I came to him at night for some purpose and 

I found him praying. At that time, I was wearing a single garment with which I covered 

my shoulders and prayed by his side. When he finished the prayer, he asked, 'O Jabir! 

What has brought you here?' I told him what I wanted. When I finished, he asked, 'O 

Jabir! What is this garment which I have seen and with which you covered your 

shoulders?' I replied, 'It is a (tight) garment.' He said, 'If the garment is large enough, wrap 

it round the body (covering the shoulders) and if it is tight (too short) then use it as an Izar 

(tie it around your waist only.)' " 

1.358: 

Narrated Sahl: 

The men used to pray with the Prophet with their Izars tied around their necks as boys 

used to do; therefore the Prophet told the women not to raise their heads till the men sat 

down straight (while praying). 

1.359: 

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Once I was traveling with the Prophet and he said, "O Mughira! take this container of 

water." I took it and Allah's Apostle went far away till he disappeared. He answered the 

call of nature and was wearing a Syrian cloak. He tried to take out his hands from its 

sleeve but it was very tight so he took out his hands from under it. I poured water and he 

performed ablution like that for prayers and passed his wet hands over his Khuff (socks 

made from thick fabric or leather) and then prayed . 

1.360: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

While Allah's Apostle was carrying stones (along) with the people of Mecca for (the 

building of) the Ka'ba wearing an Izar (waist-sheet cover), his uncle Al-'Abbas said to 

him, "O my nephew! (It would be better) if you take off your Izar and put it over your 

shoulders underneath the stones." So he took off his Izar and put it over his shoulders, but 

he fell unconscious and since then he had never been seen naked. 

1.361: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A man stood up and asked the Prophet about praying in a single garment. The Prophet 

said, "Has every one of you two garments?" A man put a similar question to 'Umar on 

which he replied, "When Allah makes you wealthier then you should clothe yourself 

properly during prayers. Otherwise one can pray with an Izar and a Rida' (a sheet covering 

the upper part of the body.) Izar and a shirt, Izar and a Qaba', trousers and a Rida, trousers 

and a shirt or trousers and a Qaba', Tubban and a Qaba' or Tubban and a shirt." (The 

narrator added, "I think that he also said a Tubban and a Rida. ") 

1.362: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

A person asked Allah's Apostle, "What should a Muhrim wear?" He replied, "He should 

not wear shirts, trousers, a burnus (a hooded cloak), or clothes which are stained with 

saffron or Wars (a kind of perfume). Whoever does not find a sandal to wear can wear 

Khuffs (socks made from thick fabric or leather), but these should be cut short so as not 

to cover the ankles. 

1.363: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri 

Allah's Apostle forbade Ishtimal-As-Samma' (wrapping one's body with a garment so that 

one cannot raise its end or take one's hand out of it). He also forbade Al-Ihtiba' (sitting on 

buttocks with knees close to "Abdomen and feet apart with the hands circling the knees) 

while wrapping oneself with a single garment, without having a part of it over the private 

parts. 

1.364: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet forbade two kinds of sales i.e. Al-Limais and An-Nibadh (the former is a 

kind of sale in which the deal is completed if the buyer touches a thing, without seeing or 

checking it properly and the latter is a kind of a sale in which the deal is completed when 

the seller throws a thing towards the buyer giving him no opportunity to see, touch or 

check it) and (the Prophet forbade) also Ishtimal-As-Samma' and Al-Ihtiba' in a single 

garment. 

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Narrated Abu Huraira: 

On the Day of Nahr (10th of Dhul-Hijja, in the year prior to the last Hajj of the Prophet 
when Abu Bakr was the leader of the pilgrims in that Hajj) Abu Bakr sent me along with 
other announcers to Mina to make a public announcement: "No pagan is allowed to 
perform Hajj after this year and no naked person is allowed to perform the Tawaf around 
the Ka'ba. Then Allah's Apostle sent All to read out the Surat Bara'a (at-Tauba) to the 
people; so he made the announcement along with us on the day of Nahr in Mina: "No 
pagan is allowed to perform Hajj after this year and no naked person is allowed to 
perform the Tawaf around the Ka'ba." 
1.366: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Munkadir: 

I went to Jabir bin "Abdullah and he was praying wrapped in a garment and his Rida was 
Lying beside him. When he finished the prayers, I said "O 'Abdullah! You pray (in a 
single garment) while your Rida' is lying beside you." He replied, "Yes, I did it 
intentionally so that the ignorant ones like you might see me. I saw the Prophet praying 
like this. " 
1.367: 

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz: 

Anas said, 'When Allah's Apostle invaded Khaibar, we offered the Fajr prayer there 
yearly in the morning) when it was still dark. The Prophet rode and Abu Talha rode too 
and I was riding behind Abu Talha. The Prophet passed through the lane of Khaibar 
quickly and my knee was touching the thigh of the Prophet . He uncovered his thigh and I 
saw the whiteness of the thigh of the Prophet. When he entered the town, he said, Allahu 
Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever we approach near a (hostile) nation (to fight) then 
evil will be the morning of those who have been warned.' He repeated this thrice. The 
people came out for their jobs and some of them said, 'Muhammad (has come).' (Some of 
our companions added, "With his army.") We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and 
the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, 'O Allah's Prophet! Give me a slave girl 
from the captives.' The Prophet said, 'Go and take any slave girl.' He took Safiya bint 
Huyai. A man came to the Prophet and said, 'O Allah's Apostles! You gave Safiya bint 
Huyai to Dihya and she is the chief mistress of the tribes of Quraidha and An-Nadir and 
she befits none but you.' So the Prophet said, 'Bring him along with her.' So Dihya came 
with her and when the Prophet saw her, he said to Dihya, 'Take any slave girl other than 
her from the captives.' Anas added: The Prophet then manumitted her and married her." 
Thabit asked Anas, "O Abu Hamza! What did the Prophet pay her (as Mahr)?" He said, 
"Her self was her Mahr for he manumitted her and then married her." Anas added, "While 
on the way, Um Sulaim dressed her for marriage (ceremony) and at night she sent her as a 
bride to the Prophet . So the Prophet was a bridegroom and he said, 'Whoever has 
anything (food) should bring it.' He spread out a leather sheet (for the food) and some 
brought dates and others cooking butter. (I think he (Anas) mentioned As-Sawaq). So 
they prepared a dish of Hais (a kind of meal). And that was Walima (the marriage 
banquet) of Allah's Apostle ." 
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Allah's Apostle used to offer the Fajr prayer and some believing women covered with 

their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to 

their homes unrecognized . 

1.369: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

the Prophet prayed in a Khamisa (a square garment) having marks. During the prayer, he 

looked at its marks. So when he finished the prayer he said, "Take this Khamisa of mine 

to Abu Jahm and get me his Inbijaniya (a woolen garment without marks) as it (the 

Khamisa) has diverted my attention from the prayer." 

1.370: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, 'I was looking at its (Khamisa's) marks during the prayers and I was 

afraid that it may put me in trial (by taking away my attention). 

1.371: 

Narrated Anas: 

'Aisha had a Qiram (a thin marked woolen curtain) with which he had screened one side 

of her home. The Prophet said, "Take away this Qiram of yours, as its pictures are still 

displayed in front of me during my prayer (i.e. they divert my attention from the prayer). 

1.372: 

Narrated 'Uqba bin Amir: 

The Prophet was given a silken Farruj [??] as a present. He wore it while praying. When 

he had finished his prayer, he took it off violently as if with a strong aversion to it and 

said, "It is not the dress of Allah- fearing pious people." 

1.373: 

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: 

I saw Allah's Apostle in a red leather tent and I saw Bilal taking the remaining water with 

which the Prophet had performed ablution. I saw the people taking the utilized water 

impatiently and whoever got some of it rubbed it on his body and those who could not get 

any took the moisture from the others' hands. Then I saw Bilal carrying a short spear (or 

stick) which he planted in the ground. The Prophet came out tucking up his red cloak, and 

led the people in prayer and offered two rak'at (facing the Ka'ba) taking a short spear (or 

stick) as a Sutra for his prayer. I saw the people and animals passing in front of him 

beyond the stick. 

1.374: 

Narrated Abu Hazim: 

Sahl bin Sa'd was asked about the (Prophet's) pulpit as to what thing it was made of? Sahl 

replied: "None remains alive amongst the people, who knows about it better than I. It was 

made of tamarisk (wood) of the forest. So and so, the slave of so and so prepared it for 

Allah's Apostle . When it was constructed and place (in the Mosque), Allah's Apostle 

stood on it facing the Qibla and said Allahu Akbar', and the people stood behind him 

(and led the people in prayer). He recited and bowed and the people bowed behind him. 

Then he raised his head and stepped back, got down and prostrated on the ground and 

then he again ascended the pulpit, recited, bowed, raised his head and stepped back, got 

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Ahmad bin Hanbal said, "As the Prophet was at a higher level than the people, there is no 

harm according to the above-mentioned Hadith if the Imam is at a higher level than his 

followers during the prayers." 

1.375: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once Allah's Apostle fell off a horse and his leg or shoulder got injured. He swore that he 

would not go to his wives for one month and he stayed in a Mashruba [??] (attic room) 

having stairs made of date palm trunks. So his companions came to visit him, and he led 

them in prayer sitting, whereas his companions were standing. When he finished the 

prayer, he said, "Imam is meant to be followed, so when he says Allahu Akbar,' say 

Allahu Akbar' and when he bows, bow and when he prostrates, prostrate and if he prays 

standing pray, standing. After the 29th day the Prophet came down (from the attic room) 

and the people asked him, "O Allah's Apostle! You swore that you will not go to your 

wives for one month." He said, "The month is 29 days." 

1.376: 

Narrates "Abdullah bin Shaddad: 

Maimuna said, "Allah's Apostle was praying while I was in my menses, sitting beside him 

and sometimes his clothes would touch me during his prostration." Maimuna added, "He 

prayed on a Khumra (a small mat sufficient just for the face and the hands while 

prostrating during prayers). 

1.377: 

Narrated 'Is-haq: 

Anas bin Malik said, "My grandmother Mulaika invited Allah's Apostle for a meal which 

she herself had prepared. He ate from it and said, 'Get up! I will lead you in the prayer.' " 

Anas added, "I took my Hasir, washed it with water as it had become dark because of 

long use and Allah's Apostle stood on it. The orphan (Damira or Ruh) and I aligned 

behind him and the old lady (Mulaika) stood behind us. Allah's Apostle led us in the 

prayer and offered two rak'at and then left." 

1.378: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray on Khumra. 

1.379: 

Narrated Abu Salama: 

"Aisha the wife of the Prophet said, "I used to sleep in front o Allah's Apostle and my legs 

were opposite his Qibla and in prostration he pushed my legs and I withdrew then and 

when he stood, I stretched them.' 'Aisha added, "In those days the houses were without 

lights." 

1.380: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah Apostle prayed while I was lying like a dead body on his family bed between him 

and his Qibla. 

1.381: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

The Prophet prayed while 'Aisha was lying between him and his Qibla on the bed on 

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1.382: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to pray with the Prophet and some of us used to place the ends of their clothes at 

the place of prostration because of scorching heat. 

1.383: 

Narrated Abu Maslama: 

SaTd bin Yazid Al-Azdi: I asked Anas bin Malik whether the Prophet had ever, prayed 

with his shoes on. He replied "Yes." 

1.384: 

Narrated Ibrahim: 

Hammam bin Al-Harith said, "I saw Jarir bin "Abdullah urinating. Then he performed 

ablution and passed his (wet) hands over his Khuffs (socks made from thick fabric or 

leather), stood up and prayed. He was asked about it. He replied that he had seen the 

Prophet doing the same." They approved of this narration as Jarir was one of those who 

embraced Islam very late. 

1.385.1: 

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu' ba: 

I helped the Prophet in performing ablution and he passed his wet hands over his Khuffs 

(socks made from thick fabric or leather) and prayed. 

1.385.2: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Malik: 

Ibn Buhaina, "When the Prophet prayed, he used to separate his arms from his body so 

widely that the whiteness of his armpits was visible." 

1.386: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prays like us and faces our Qibla and eats our slaughtered 

animals is a Muslim and is under Allah's and His Apostle's protection. So do not betray 

Allah by betraying those who are in His protection." 

1.387: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the 

right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla 

and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we 

will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." 

Narrated Maimun bin Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes 

the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right 

to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our 

slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as 

other Muslims have." 

1.388: 

Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: 

The Prophet said, "While defecating, neither face nor turn your back to the Qibla but face 

either east or west." Abu Aiyub added. "When we arrived in Sham we came across some 

lavatories facing the Qibla; therefore we turned ourselves while using them and asked for 

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1.389: 

Narrated "Amr bin Dinar: 

I asked Ibn 'Umar, "Can a person who has performed the Tawaf around the Ka'ba for 

'Umra but has not performed the (Sa'i) Tawaf of Safa and Marwa, have a sexual relation 

with his wife?" Ibn "Umar replied "When the Prophet reached Mecca he performed the 

Tawaf around the Ka'ba (circumambulated it seven times) and offered a two-rak'at prayer 

(at the place) behind the station (of Abraham) and then performed the Tawaf (Sa'i) of 

Safa and Marwa, and verily in Allah's Apostle you have a good example." Then we put 

the same question to Jabir bin 'Abdullah and he too replied, "He should not go near his 

wife (for sexual relation) till he has finished the Tawaf of Safa and Marwa." 

1.390: 

Narrated Mujahid: 

Someone came to Ibn 'Umar and said, "Here is Allah's Apostle entering the Ka'ba." Ibn 

'Umar said, "I went there but the Prophet had come out of the Ka'ba and I found Bilal 

standing between its two doors. I asked Bilal, 'Did the Prophet pray in the Ka'ba?' Bilal 

replied, 'Yes, he prayed two rak'at between the two pillars which are to your left on 

entering the Ka'ba. Then Allah's Apostle came out and offered a two-rak'at prayer facing 

the Ka'ba.' " 

1.391: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When the Prophet entered the Ka'ba, he invoked Allah in each and every side of it and 

did not pray till he came out of it, and offered a two-rak'at prayer facing the Ka'ba and 

said, "This is the Qibla." 

1.392: 

Narrated Bara' bin ' Azib: 

Allah's Apostle prayed facing Baitul-Maqdis for sixteen or seventeen months but he loved 

to face the Ka'ba (at Mecca) so Allah revealed: "Verily, We have seen the turning of your 

face to the heaven!" (2:144) So the Prophet faced the Ka'ba and the fools amongst the 

people namely "the Jews" said, "What has turned them from their Qibla (Baitul-Maqdis) 

which they formerly observed"" (Allah revealed): "Say: 'To Allah belongs the East and 

the West. He guides whom he will to a straight path'." (2:142) A man prayed with the 

Prophet (facing the Ka'ba) and went out. He saw some of the Ansar praying the "Asr 

prayer with their faces towards Baitul-Maqdis, he said, "I bear witness that I prayed with 

Allah's Apostle facing the Ka'ba." So all the people turned their faces towards the Ka'ba. 

1.393: 

Narrated Jabir: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray (optional, non-obligatory prayer) while riding on his mount 

(Rahila) wherever it turned, and whenever he wanted to pray the compulsory prayer he 

dismounted and prayed facing the Qibla. 

1.394: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet prayed (and the sub-narrator Ibrahim said, "I do not know whether he prayed 

more or less than usual"), and when he had finished the prayers he was asked, "O Allah's 

Apostle! Has there been any change in the prayers?" He said, "What is it?' The people 

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Qibla and performed two prostration's (of Sahu) and finished his prayers with Taslim (by 

turning his face to right and left saying: 'As-Salamu 'Alaikum-Warahmat-ullah'). When 

he turned his face to us he said, "If there had been anything changed in the prayer, surely I 

would have informed you but I am a human being like you and liable to forget like you. 

So if I forget remind me and if anyone of you is doubtful about his prayer, he should 

follow what he thinks to be correct and complete his prayer accordingly and finish it and 

do two prostrations (of Sahu). 

1.395: 

Narrated 'Umar (bin Al-Khattab): 

My Lord agreed with me in three things: 

-1. 1 said, "O Allah's Apostle, I wish we took the station of Abraham as our praying place 

(for some of our prayers). So came the Divine Inspiration: And take you (people) the 

station of Abraham as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers e.g. two rak'at of Tawaf 

of Ka'ba)". (2.125) 

-2. And as regards the (verse of) the veiling of the women, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I 

wish you ordered your wives to cover themselves from the men because good and bad 

ones talk to them.' So the verse of the veiling of the women was revealed. 

-3. Once the wives of the Prophet made a united front against the Prophet and I said to 

them, 'It may be if he (the Prophet) divorced you, (all) that his Lord (Allah) will give him 

instead of you wives better than you.' So this verse (the same as I had said) was revealed." 

(66.5). 

1.396: 

Narrated Anas: 

as above (395). 

1.397: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

While the people were offering the Fajr prayer at Quba' (near Medina), someone came to 

them and said: "It has been revealed to Allah's Apostle tonight, and he has been ordered 

to pray facing the Ka'ba." So turn your faces to the Ka'ba. Those people were facing 

Sham (Jerusalem) so they turned their faces towards Ka'ba (at Mecca). 

1.398: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

"Once the Prophet offered five rak'at in Zuhr prayer. He was asked, "Is there an increase 

in the prayer?" The Prophet said, "And what is it?" They said, "You have prayed five 

rak'at.' So he bent his legs and performed two prostrations (of Sahu). 

1.399: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet saw some sputum in the direction of the Qibla (on the wall of the mosque) 

and he disliked that and the sign of disgust was apparent from his face. So he got up and 

scraped it off with his hand and said, "Whenever anyone of you stands for the prayer, he 

is speaking in private to his Lord or his Lord is between him and his Qibla. So, none of 

you should spit in the direction of the Qibla but one can spit to the left or under his foot." 

The Prophet then took the corner of his sheet and spat in it and folded it and said, "Or you 

can do like this. " 

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Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle saw sputum on the wall of the mosque in the direction of the Qibla and 

scraped it off. He faced the people and said, "Whenever any one of you is praying, he 

should not spit in front of him because in the prayer Allah is in front of him." 

1.401: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of faithful believers) Allah's Apostle saw some nasal secretions, 

expectoration or sputum on the wall of the mosque in the direction of the Qibla and 

scraped it off. 

1.402: 

Narrated Abu Huraira and Abu Sa'id: 

Allah's Apostle saw some expectoration on the wall of the mosque; he took gravel and 

scraped it off and said, "If anyone of you wanted to spit he should neither spit in front of 

him nor on his right but he could spit either on his left or under his left foot." 

1.403: 

Narrated Abu Huraira and Abu Sa'id: 

Allah's Apostle saw some expectoration on the wall of the mosque; he took gravel and 

scraped it off and said, "If anyone of you wanted to spit, he should neither spit in front of 

him nor on his right but could spit either on his left or under his left foot." 

1.404: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "None of you should spit in front or on his right but he could spit either 

on his left or under his foot." 

1.405: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "A faithful believer while in prayer is speaking in private to his Lord, 

so he should neither spit in front of him nor to his right side but he could spit either on his 

left or under his foot." 

1.406: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

The Prophet saw sputum on (the wall of) the mosque in the direction of the Qibla and 

scraped it off with gravel. Then he forbade Spitting in front or on the right, but allowed it 

on one's left or under one's left foot. 

1.407: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Spitting in the mosque is a sin and its expiation is to bury it." 

1.408: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Prophet said, "If anyone of you stands for prayer, he should not spit in front of him 

because in prayer he is speaking in private to Allah and he should not spit on his right as 

there is an angel, but he can spit either on his left or under his left foot and bury it (i.e. 

expectoration). 

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The Prophet saw expectoration (on the wall of the mosque) in the direction of the Qibla 

and scraped it off with his hand. It seemed that he disliked it and the sign of disgust was 

apparent from his face. He said, "If anyone of you stands for the prayer, he is speaking in 

private to his Lord, (or) his Lord is between him and his Qibla, therefore he should not 

spit towards his Qibla, but he could spit either on his left or under his foot." Then he took 

the corner of his sheet and spat in it, folded it and said, "Or do like this." 

1.410: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do you consider or see that my face is towards the Qibla? By 

Allah, neither your submissiveness nor your bowing is hidden from me, surely I see you 

from my back." 

1.411: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet led us in a prayer and then got up on the pulpit and said, "In your prayer and 

bowing, I certainly see you from my back as I see you (while looking at you.)" 

1.412: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle ordered for a horse race; the trained horses were to run from a place 

called Al-Hafya' to Thaniyat Al-Wada' and the horses which were not trained were to run 

from Al-Thaniya to the Masjid (mosque of) Bani Zuraiq. The sub narrator added: Ibn 

'Umar was one of those who took part in the race. 

1.413: 

Narrated Anas: 

Some goods came to Allah's Apostle from Bahrain. The Prophet ordered the people to 

spread them in the mosque —it was the biggest amount of goods Allah's Apostle had ever 

received. He left for prayer and did not even look at it. After finishing the prayer, he sat 

by those goods and gave from those to everybody he saw. A1-" Abbas came to him and 

said, "O Allah's Apostle! give me (something) too, because I gave ransom for myself and 

'Aqil". Allah's Apostle told him to take. So he stuffed his garment with it and tried to 

carry it away but he failed to do so. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! Order someone to help 

me in lifting it." The Prophet refused. He then said to the Prophet: Will you please help 

me to lift it?" Allah's Apostle refused. Then Al-' Abbas threw some of it and tried to lift it 

(but failed). He again said, "O Allah's Apostle Order someone to help me to lift it." He 

refused. A1-" Abbas then said to the Prophet: "Will you please help me to lift it?" He again 

refused. Then A1-' Abbas threw some of it, and lifted it on his shoulders and went away. 

Allah's Apostle kept on watching him till he disappeared from his sight and was 

astonished at his greediness. Allah's Apostle did not get up till the last coin was 

distributed. 

1.414: 

Narrated Anas: 

I found the Prophet in the mosque along with some people. He said to me, "Did Abu 

Talha send you?" I said, "Yes". He said, "For a meal?" I said, "Yes." Then he said to his 

companions, "Get up." They set out and I was ahead of them. 

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A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! If a man finds another man with his wife, (committing 

adultery) should the husband kill him?" Later on I saw them (the man and his wife) doing 

Lfan in the mosque (taking oaths, one accusing, and the other denying adultery). 

1.416: 

Narrated Ttban bin Malik: 

The Prophet came to my house and said, "Where do you like me to pray?" I pointed to a 

place. The Prophet then said, "Allahu Akbar", and we aligned behind him and he offered 

a two-rak'at prayer. 

1.417: 

Narrated Ttban bin Malik: 

who was one of the companions of Allah's Apostle and one of the Ansar's who took part 

in the battle of Badr: I came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle I have weak 

eyesight and I lead my people in prayers. When it rains the water flows in the valley 

between me and my people so I cannot go to their mosque to lead them in prayer. O 

Allah's Apostle! I wish you would come to my house and pray in it so that I could take 

that place as a Musalla. Allah's Apostle said. "Allah willing, I will do so." Next day after 

the sun rose high, Allah's Apostle and Abu Bakr came and Allah's Apostle asked for 

permission to enter. I gave him permission and he did not sit on entering the house but 

said to me, "Where do you like me to pray?" I pointed to a place in my house. So Allah's 

Apostle stood there and said, Allahu Akbar', and we all got up and aligned behind him 

and offered a two-rak'at prayer and ended it with Taslim. We requested him to stay for a 

meal called "Khazira" which we had prepared for him. Many members of our family 

gathered in the house and one of them said, "Where is Malik bin Al-Dukhaishin or Ibn 

Al-Dukhshun?" One of them replied, "He is a hypocrite and does not love Allah and His 

Apostle." Hearing that, Allah's Apostle said, "Do not say so. Haven't you seen that he 

said, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah' for Allah's sake only?" He said, 

"Allah and His Apostle know better. We have seen him helping and advising hypocrites." 

Allah's Apostle said, "Allah has forbidden the (Hell) fire for those who say, 'None has the 

right to be worshipped but Allah' for Allah's sake only." 

1.418: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to start every thing from the right (for good things) whenever it was 

possible in all his affairs; for example: in washing, combing or wearing shoes. 

1.419: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Um Habiba and Um Salama mentioned about a church they had seen in Ethiopia in which 

there were pictures. They told the Prophet about it, on which he said, "If any religious 

man dies amongst those people they would build a place of worship at his grave and 

make these pictures in it. They will be the worst creature in the sight of Allah on the Day 

of Resurrection." 

1.420: 

Narrated Anas: 

When the Prophet arrived Medina he dismounted at 'Awali-i-Medina amongst a tribe 

called Banu 'Amr bin 'Auf. He stayed there For fourteen nights. Then he sent for Bani 

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Prophet was sitting over his Rahila (Mount) with Abu Bakr riding behind him and all 
Banu An-Najjar around him till he dismounted at the courtyard of Abu Aiyub's house. 
The Prophet loved to pray wherever the time for the prayer was due even at sheep-folds. 
Later on he ordered that a mosque should be built and sent for some people of Banu- An- 
Najjar and said, "O Banu An-Najjar! Suggest to me the price of this (walled) piece of land 
of yours." They replied, "No! By Allah! We do not demand its price except from Allah." 
Anas added: There were graves of pagans in it and some of it was unleveled and there 
were some date-palm trees in it. The Prophet ordered that the graves of the pagans be dug 
out and the unleveled land be level led and the date-palm trees be cut down . (So all that 
was done). They aligned these cut date-palm trees towards the Qibla of the mosque (as a 
wall) and they also built two stone side-walls (of the mosque). His companions brought 
the stones while reciting some poetic verses. The Prophet was with them and he kept on 
saying, "There is no goodness except that of the Hereafter, O Allah! So please forgive the 
Ansars and the emigrants. " 
1.421: 

Narrated Abu Al-Taiyah [??] : 

Anas said, "The Prophet prayed in the sheep fold." Later on I heard him saying, "He 
prayed in the sheep folds before the construction of the, mosque." 
1.422: 

Narrated Naff : 

"I saw Ibn 'Umar praying while taking his camel as a Sutra in front of him and he said, "I 
saw the Prophet doing the same." 
1.423: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

The sun eclipsed and Allah's Apostle offered the eclipse prayer and said, "I have been 
shown the Hellfire (now) and I never saw a worse and horrible sight than the sight I have 
seen today." 
1.424: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet had said, "Offer some of your prayers (Nawafil) at home, and do not take 
your houses as graves." 
1.425: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not enter (the places) of these people where Allah's punishment 
had fallen unless you do so weeping. If you do not weep, do not enter (the places of these 
people) because Allah's curse and punishment which fell upon them may fall upon you." 
1.426: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Um Salama told Allah's Apostle about a church which she had seen in Ethiopia and 
which was called Mariya. She told him about the pictures which she had seen in it. 
Allah's Apostle said, "If any righteous pious man dies amongst them, they would build a 
place of worship at his grave and make these pictures in it; they are the worst creatures in 
the sight of Allah." 
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When the last moment of the life of Allah's Apostle came he started putting his 'Khamisa' 

on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, "May 

Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of 

their Prophets." The Prophet was warning (Muslims) of what those had done. 

1.428: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be on the Jews for they built the places of 

worship at the graves of their Prophets." 

1.429: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been given five things which were not given to any amongst 

the Prophets before me. These are: 

-1. Allah made me victorious by awe (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of 

one month's journey. 

-2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing 

to perform Tayammum. Therefore my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is 

due. 

-3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me (and was not made so for anyone 

else). 

-4. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation exclusively but I have been sent to all 

mankind. 

-5. 1 have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection.) 

1.430: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

There was a black slave girl belonging to an Arab tribe and they manumitted her but she 

remained with them. The slave girl said, "Once one of their girls (of that tribe) came out 

wearing a red leather scarf decorated with precious stones. It fell from her or she placed it 

somewhere. A kite passed by that place, saw it Lying there and mistaking it for a piece of 

meat, flew away with it. Those people searched for it but they did not find it. So they 

accused me of stealing it and started searching me and even searched my private parts." 

The slave girl further said, "By Allah! while I was standing (in that state) with those 

people, the same kite passed by them and dropped the red scarf and it fell amongst them. I 

told them, 'This is what you accused me of and I was innocent and now this is it.' " "Aisha 

added: That slave girl came to Allah's Apostle and embraced Islam. She had a tent or a 

small room with a low roof in the mosque. Whenever she called on me, she had a talk 

with me and whenever she sat with me, she would recite the following: "The day of the 

scarf (band) was one of the wonders of our Lord, verily He rescued me from the 

disbelievers' town. 'Aisha added: "Once I asked her, 'What is the matter with you? 

Whenever you sit with me, you always recite these poetic verses.' On that she told me the 

whole story. " 

1.431: 

Narrated Naf a [??] : 

'Abdullah bin "Umar said: I used to sleep in the mosque of the Prophet while I was young 

and unmarried. 

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Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

Allah's Apostle went to Fatima's house but did not find ' Ali there. So he asked, "Where is 

your cousin?" She replied, "There was something between us and he got angry with me 

and went out. He did not sleep (midday nap) in the house." Allah's Apostle asked a person 

to look for him. That person came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! He (Ali) is sleeping in 

the mosque." Allah's Apostle went there and 'Ali was lying. His upper body cover had 

fallen down to one side of his body and he was covered with dust. Allah's Apostle started 

cleaning the dust from him saying: "Get up! O Aba Turab. Get up! O Aba Turab (literally 

means: O father of dust). 

1.433: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I saw seventy of As-Suffa men and none of them had a Rida' (a garment covering the 

upper part of the body). They had either Izars (only) or sheets which they tied round their 

necks. Some of these sheets reached the middle of their legs and some reached their heels 

and they used to gather them with their hands lest their private parts should become 

naked. 

1.434: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

I went to the Prophet in the mosque (the sub-narrator Mas'ar thought that Jabir had said, 

"In the forenoon.") He ordered me to pray two rak'at. He owed me some money and he 

repaid it to me and gave more than what was due to me. 

1.435: 

Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Aslami: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you enters a mosque, he should pray two rak'at before 

sitting." 

1.436: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The angels keep on asking Allah's forgiveness for anyone of you, as 

long as he is at his Musalla (praying place) and he does not pass wind (Hadath). They say, 

'O Allah! Forgive him, O Allah! be Merciful to him." 

1.437: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle the mosque was built of adobes, its roof of the leaves of 

date-palms and its pillars of the stems of date-palms. Abu Bakr did not alter it. 'Umar 

expanded it on the same pattern as it was in the lifetime of Allah's Apostle by using 

adobes, leaves of date-palms and changing the pillars into wooden ones. 'Uthman 

changed it by expanding it to a great extent and built its walls with engraved stones and 

lime and made its pillars of engraved stones and its roof of teak wood. 

1.438: 

Narrated Tkrima: 

Ibn 'Abbas said to me and to his son 'Ali, "Go to Abu Sa'id and listen to what he 

narrates." So we went and found him in a garden looking after it. He picked up his Rida', 

wore it and sat down and started narrating till the topic of the construction of the mosque 

reached. He said, "We were carrying one adobe at a time while 'Ammar was carrying 

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Allah be Merciful to 'Ammar. He will be inviting them (i.e. his murderers, the rebellious 
group) to Paradise and they will invite him to Hell-fire." 'Ammar said, "I seek refuge with 
Allah from affliction." 
1.439: 

Narrated Sahl: 

Allah's Apostle sent someone to a woman telling her to "Order her slave, carpenter, to 
prepare a wooden pulpit for him to sit on." 
1.440: 

Narrated Jabir: 

A woman said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I get something constructed for you to sit on as I 
have a slave who is a carpenter?" He replied, "Yes, if you like." So she had that pulpit 
constructed. 
1.441: 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah Al-Khaulani: 

I heard "Uthman bin "Affan saying, when people argued too much about his intention to 
reconstruct the mosque of Allah's Apostle, "You have talked too much. I heard the 
Prophet saying, 'Whoever built a mosque, (Bukair thought that 'Asim, another sub- 
narrator, added, "Intending Allah's Pleasure"), Allah would build for him a similar place 
in Paradise.' " 
1.442: 

Narrated "Amr: 

I heard Jabir bin "Abdullah saying, "A man passed through the mosque carrying arrows. 
Allah's Apostle said to him, 'Hold them by their heads.' " 
1.443: 

Narrated Abu Burda bin "Abdullah: 

(on the authority of his father) The Prophet said, "Whoever passes through our mosques 
or markets with arrows should hold them by their heads lest he should injure a Muslim." 
1.444: 

Narrated Hassan bin Thabit Al-Ansari: 

I asked Abu Huraira "By Allah! Tell me the truth whether you heard the Prophet saying, 
'O Hassan! Reply on behalf of Allah's Apostle. O Allah! Help him with the Holy Spirit." 
Abu Huraira said, "Yes . " 
1.445: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once I saw Allah's Apostle at the door of my house while some Ethiopians were playing 
in the mosque (displaying their skill with spears). Allah's Apostle was screening me with 
his Rida' so as to enable me to see their display. ("Urwa said that 'Aisha said, "I saw the 
Prophet and the Ethiopians were playing with their spears.") 
1.446: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Barira came to seek my help regarding her manumission. I told herself you like I would 
pay your price to your masters but your Wala' (allegiance) would be for me." Her masters 
said, "If you like, you can pay what remains (of the price of her manumission), (Sufyan 
the sub-narrator once said), or if you like you can manumit her, but her (inheritance) Al- 
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"Buy her and manumit her. No doubt Al-Wala' is for the manumitted." Then Allah's 

Apostle stood on the pulpit (or Allah's Apostle ascended the pulpit as Sufyan once said), 

and said, "What about some people who impose conditions which are not present in 

Allah's Book (Laws)? Whoever imposes conditions which are not in Allah's Book 

(Laws), his conditions will be invalid even if he imposed them a hundred times." 

1.447: 

Narrated Ka'b: 

In the mosque 1 asked Ibn Abi Hadrad to pay the debts which he owed to me and our 

voices grew louder. Allah's Apostle heard that while he was in his house. So he came to 

us raising the curtain of his room and said, "O Ka'b!" I replied, "Labaik, O Allah's 

Apostle!" He said, "O Ka'b! reduce your debt to one half," gesturing with his hand. I said, 

"O Allah's Apostle! I have done so." Then Allah's Apostle said (to Ibn Abi Hadrad), "Get 

up and pay the debt to him." 

1.448: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A black man or a black woman used to sweep the mosque and he or she died. The 

Prophet asked about her (or him). He was told that she (or he) had died. He said, "Why 

did you not inform me? Show me his grave (or her grave)." So he went to her (his) grave 

and offered her (his) funeral prayer." 

1.449: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When the verses of Surat "Al-Baqara"' about the usury Riba were revealed, the Prophet 

went to the mosque and recited them in front of the people and then banned the trade of 

alcohol. 

1.450.1: 

Narrated Abu Raff : 

Abu Huraira said, "A man or a woman used to clean the mosque." (A sub-narrator said, 

'Most probably a woman..') Then he narrated the Hadith of the Prophet where it is 

mentioned that he offered her funeral prayer at her grave. 

1.450.2: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

"The Prophet said, "Last night a big demon fifreet) from the Jinns came to me and 

wanted to interrupt (or confuse [??] ) my prayer, but Allah enabled me to overpower him. 

I wanted to fasten him to one of the pillars of the mosque so that all of you could See him 

in the morning but I remembered the statement of my brother Solomon (as stated in 

Qur'an): My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to 

anybody after me (38.35)." The sub narrator Rauh said, "He (the demon) was dismissed 

humiliated." 

1.451: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet sent some horsemen to Najd and they brought a man called Thumama bin 

Uthal from Bani Hanifa. They fastened him to one of the pillars of the mosque. The 

Prophet came and ordered them to release him. He went to a (garden of) date-palms near 

the mosque, took a bath and entered the, mosque again and said, "None has the right to be 

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1.452: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

On the day of Al-Khandaq (battle of the Trench the medial arm vein of Sa'd bin Mu'ad 

[??] was injured and the Prophet pitched a tent in the mosque to look after him. There 

was another tent for Banu Ghaffar in the mosque and the blood started flowing from 

Sard's tent to the tent of Bani Ghaffar. They shouted, "O occupants of the tent! What is 

coming from you to us?" They found that Sa'd' wound was bleeding profusely and Sa'd 

died in his tent. 

1.453: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

I complained to Allah's Apostle that I was sick. He told me to perform the Tawaf behind 

the people while riding. So I did so and Allah's Apostle was praying beside the Ka'ba and 

reciting the Sura starting with "Wat-tur wa kitabin mastur." 

1.454: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Two of the companions of the Prophet departed from him on a dark night and were led by 

two lights like lamps (going in front of them from Allah as a miracle) lighting the way in 

front of them, and when they parted, each of them was accompanied by one of these 

lights till he reached their (respective) houses. 

1.455: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet delivered a sermon and said, "Allah gave a choice to one of (His) slaves 

either to choose this world or what is with Him in the Hereafter. He chose the latter." Abu 

Bakr wept. I said to myself, "Why is this Sheikh weeping, if Allah gave choice to one (of 

His) slaves either to choose this world or what is with Him in the Here after and he chose 

the latter?" And that slave was Allah's Apostle himself. Abu Bakr knew more than us. 

The Prophet said, "O Abu Bakr! Don't weep. The Prophet added: Abu- Bakr has favored 

me much with his property and company. If I were to take a Khalil from mankind I would 

certainly have taken Abu Bakr but the Islamic brotherhood and friendship is sufficient. 

Close all the gates in the mosque except that of Abu Bakr. 

1.456: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

"Allah's Apostle in his fatal illness came out with a piece of cloth tied round his head and 

sat on the pulpit. After thanking and praising Allah he said, "There is no one who had 

done more favor to me with life and property than Abu Bakr bin Abi Quhafa. If I were to 

take a Khalil, I would certainly have taken Abu- Bakr but the Islamic brotherhood is 

superior. Close all the small doors in this mosque except that of Abu Bakr." 

1.457: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar said, "The Prophet arrived at Mecca and sent for "Uthman bin Talha. He 

opened the gate of the Ka'ba and the Prophet, Bilal, Usama bin Zaid and "Uthman bin 

Talha entered the Ka'ba and then they closed its door (from inside). They stayed there for 

an hour, and then came out." Ibn 'Umar added, "I quickly went to Bilal and asked him 

(whether the Prophet had prayed). Bilal replied, 'He prayed in it.' I asked, Where?' He 



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replied, 'Between the two pillars.' "Ibn "Umar added, "I forgot to ask how many rak'at he 

(the Prophet) had prayed in the Ka'ba." 

1.458: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle sent some horse men to Najd and they brought a man called Thumama 

bin Uthal from Bani Hanifa. They fastened him to one of the pillars of the mosque. 

1.459: 

Narrated Al-Sa'ib bin Yazid: 

I was standing in the mosque and somebody threw a gravel at me. I looked and found that 

he was "Umar bin Al-Khattab. He said to me, "Fetch those two men to me." When I did, 

he said to them, "Who are you? (Or) where do you come from?" They replied, "We are 

from Ta'if" "Umar said, "Were you from this city (Medina) I would have punished you 

for raising your voices in the mosque of Allah's Apostle." 

1.460: 

Narrated Ka'b bin Malik: 

During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle I asked Ibn Abi Hadrad in the mosque to pay the 

debts which he owed to me and our voices grew so loud that Allah's Apostle heard them 

while he was in his house. So he came to us after raising the curtain of his room. The 

Prophet said, "O Ka'b bin Malik!" I replied, "Labaik, O Allah's Apostle." He gestured 

with his hand to me to reduce the debt to one half. I said, "O Allah's Apostle have done 

it." Allah's Apostle said (to Ibn Hadrad), "Get up and pay it." 

1.461: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar said, "While the Prophet was on the pulpit, a man asked him how to offer the 

night prayers. He replied, 'Pray two rak'at at a time and then two and then two and so on, 

and if you are afraid of the dawn (the approach of the time of the Fajr prayer) pray one 

rak'a and that will be the witr for all the rak'at which you have offered." Ibn "Umar said, 

"The last rak'at of the night prayer should be odd, for the Prophet ordered it to be so. 

1.462: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

A man came to the Prophet while he was delivering the sermon and asked him how to 

offer the night prayers. The Prophet replied, 'Pray two rak'at at a time and then two and 

then two and so on and if you are afraid of dawn (the approach of the time of the Fajr 

prayer) pray one rak'a and that will be the with for all the rak'at which you have prayed." 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah bin "Abdullah bin "Umar: A man called the Prophet while he was in 

the mosque. 

1.463: 

Narrated Abu Waqid al-Laithi: 

While Allah's Apostle was sitting in the mosque (with some people) three men came, two 

of them came in front of Allah's Apostle and the third one went away, and then one of 

them found a place in the circle and sat there while the second man sat behind the 

gathering, and the third one went away. When Allah's Apostle finished his preaching, he 

said, "Shall I tell you about these three persons? One of them betook himself to Allah and 

so Allah accepted him and accommodated him; the second felt shy before Allah so Allah 

did the same for him and sheltered him in His Mercy (and did not punish him), while the 



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third turned his face from Allah, and went away, so Allah turned His face from him 

likewise. 

1.464: 

Narrated ' Abbad bin Tamim: 

that his uncle said, "I saw Allah's Apostle lying flat (on his back) in the mosque with one 

leg on the other." Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Musaiyab that 'Umar and 'Uthman used to do the 

same. 

1.465: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) I had seen my parents following Islam since I attained the age of 

puberty. Not a day passed but the Prophet visited us, both in the mornings and evenings. 

My father Abu Bakr thought of building a mosque in the courtyard of his house and he 

did so. He used to pray and recite the Qur'an in it. The pagan women and their children 

used to stand by him and look at him with surprise. Abu Bakr was a Softhearted person 

and could not help weeping while reciting the Qur'an. The chiefs of the Quraish pagans 

became afraid of that (i.e. that their children and women might be affected by the 

recitation of Qur'an). 

1.466: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The prayer offered in congregation is twenty five times more superior 

(in reward) to the prayer offered alone in one's house or in a business center, because if 

one performs ablution and does it perfectly, and then proceeds to the mosque with the 

sole intention of praying, then for each step which he takes towards the mosque, Allah 

upgrades him a degree in reward and (forgives) crosses out one sin till he enters the 

mosque. When he enters the mosque he is considered in prayer as long as he is waiting 

for the prayer and the angels keep on asking for Allah's forgiveness for him and they keep 

on saying: 'O Allah! Be Merciful to him, O Allah! Forgive him, as long as he keeps on 

sitting at his praying place and does not pass wind. (See Hadith No. 620). 

1.467: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar or Ibn "Amr: 

The Prophet clasped his hands, by interlacing his fingers. Narrated 'Abdullah that Allah's 

Apostle said, "O 'Abdullah bin 'Amr! What will be your condition when you will be left 

with the sediments of (worst) people?" (They will be in conflict with each other). 

1.468: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet said, "A faithful believer to a faithful believer is like the bricks of a wall, 

enforcing each other." While (saying that) the Prophet clasped his hands, by interlacing 

his fingers. 

1.469: 

Narrates Ibn Seereen: 

Abu Huraira said, "Allah's Apostle led us in one of the two Tsha' prayers (Abu Huraira 

named that prayer but I forgot it)." Abu Huraira added, "He prayed two rak'at and then 

finished the prayer with Taslim. He stood up near a piece of wood Lying across the 

mosque and leaned on it in such a way as if he was angry. Then he put his right hand over 

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the back of his left hand. The people who were in haste left the mosque through its gates. 

They wondered whether the prayer was reduced. And amongst them were Abu Bakr and 

"Umar but they hesitated to ask the Prophet. A long-handed man called Dhul-Yadain 

asked the Prophet, 'O Allah's Apostle! Have you forgotten or has the prayer been 

reduced?' The Prophet replied, 'I have neither forgotten nor has the prayer been reduced' 

The Prophet added, 'Is what Dhul Yadain has said true?' They (the people) said, 'Yes, it is 

true.' The Prophet stood up again and led the prayer, completing the remaining prayer, 

forgotten by him, and performed Taslim, and then said, Allahu Akbar.' And then he did a 

prostration as he used to prostrate or longer than that. He then raised his head saying, 

Allahu Akbar; he then again said, Allahu Akbar', and prostrated as he used to prostrate 

or longer than that. Then he raised his head and said, Allahu Akbar.' " (The sub-narrator 

added, "I think that they asked (Ibn Seereen) whether the Prophet completed the prayer 

with Taslim. He replied, "I heard that Tmran bin Husain had said, 'Then he (the Prophet) 

did Taslim.") 

1.470: 

Narrated Fudail bin Sulaiman: 

Musa bin "Uqba said, "I saw Salim bin "Abdullah looking for some places on the way and 

prayed there. He narrated that his father used to pray there, and had seen the Prophet 

praying at those very places." 

Narrated Naff on the authority of Ibn "Umar who said, "I used to pray at those places." 

Musa the narrator added, "I asked Salim on which he said, 'I agree with Naff concerning 

those places, except the mosque situated at the place called Sharaf Ar-Rawha." 

1.471: 

Narrated Hadith is about the various places on the way from Medina to Mecca where the 

Prophet prayed and their In locations impossible to translate. 

1.472: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I came riding a she-ass when I had just attained the age of puberty. Allah's Apostle 

was offering the prayer at Mina with no wall in front of him and I passed in front of some 

of the row. There I dismounted and let my she-ass loose to graze and entered the row and 

nobody objected to me about it. 

1.473: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle came out on Td day, he used to order that a Harba [??] (a 

short spear) to be planted in front of him (as a Sutra for his prayer) and then he used to 

pray facing it with the people behind him and used to do the same while on a journey. 

After the Prophet , this practice was adopted by the Muslim rulers (who followed his 

traditions). 

1.474: 

Narrated ' Aun bin Abi Juhaifa: 

I heard my father saying, "The Prophet led us, and prayed a two-rak'at Zuhr prayer and 

then a two-rak'at "Asr prayer at Al-Batha' [??] with a short spear (planted) in front of him 

(as a Sutra) while women and donkeys were passing in front of him (beyond that stick). 

1.475: 

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The distance between the Musalla of Allah's Apostle and the wall was just sufficient for a 

sheep to pass through . 

1.476: 

Narrated Salama: 

The distance between the wall of the mosque and the pulpit was hardly enough for a 

sheep to pass through. 

1.477: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet used to get a Harba planted in front of him (as a Sutra) and pray behind it. 

1.478: 

Narrated ' Aun bin Abi Juhaifa: 

that he had heard his father saying, 'Allah's Apostle came to us at midday and water was 

brought for his ablution. He performed ablution and led us in Zuhr and 'Asr prayers with 

a short stpear (or stick) planted in front of him (as a Sutra), while women and donkeys 

were passing beyond it." 

1.479: 

Narrated Anas Ibn Malik: 

Whenever the Prophet went for answering the call of nature, I and another boy used to go 

after him with a staff, a stick or a short spear (or stick) and a tumbler of water and when 

he finished from answering the call of nature we would hand that tumbler of water to 

him. 

1.480: 

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: 

Allah's Apostle came out at midday and offered a two-rak'at Zuhr and 'Asr prayers at Al- 

Batha and a short spear (or stick) was planted in front of him (as a Sutra). He performed 

ablution and the people took the remaining water left after his ablution and rubbed their 

bodies with it. 

1.481: 

Narrated Yazid bin Al "Ubaid: 

I used to accompany Salama bin Al-Akwa" and he used to pray behind the pillar which 

was near the place where the Qur'ans were kept. I said, "O Abu Muslim! I see you always 

seeking to pray behind this pillar." He replied, "I saw Allah's Apostle always seeking to 

pray near that pillar." 

1.482: 

Narrated Anas: 

I saw the most famous people amongst the companions of the Prophet hurrying towards 

the pillars at the Maghrib prayer before the Prophet came for the prayer. 

1.483: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet entered the Ka'ba along with Usama bin Zaid, 'Uthman bin Talha and Bilal 

and remained there for a long time. When they came out, I was the first man to enter the 

Ka'ba. I asked Bilal "Where did the Prophet pray?" Bilal replied, "Between the two front 

Pillars." 

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'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "Allah's Apostle entered the Ka'ba along with Usama bin Zaid, 

Bilal and "Uthman bin Talha Al-Hajabi and closed the door and stayed there for some 

time. I asked Bilal when he came out, 'What did the Prophet do?' He replied, 'He offered 

prayer with one pillar to his left and one to his right and three behind.' In those days the 

Ka'ba was supported by six pillars." Malik said: "There were two pillars on his (the 

Prophet's) right side." 

1.485: 

Narrated Naff : 

"The Prophet used to make his she-camel sit across and he would pray facing it (as a 

Sutra)." I asked, "What would the Prophet do if the she-camel was provoked and 

moved?" He said, "He would take its camel-saddle and put it in front of him and pray 

facing its back part (as a Sutra). And Ibn 'Umar used to do the same." (This indicates that 

one should not pray except behind a Sutra). 

1.486: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Do you make us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys? While I used to lie in my bed, the 

Prophet would come and pray facing the middle of the bed. I used to consider it not good 

to stand in front of him in his prayers. So I used to slip away slowly and quietly from the 

foot of the bed till I got out of my guilt. 

1.487: 

Narrated Abu SaTd: 

The Prophet said, (what is ascribed to him in the following Hadith 488): 

1.488: 

Narrated Abu Salih As-Samman: 

I saw Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri praying on a Friday, behind something which acted as a Sutra. 

A young man from Bani Abi Mu'ait [??] , wanted to pass in front of him, but Abu Sa'id 

repulsed him with a push on his chest. Finding no alternative he again tried to pass but 

Abu Sa'id pushed him with a greater force. The young man abused Abu Sa'id and went to 

Marwan and lodged a complaint against Abu SaTd and Abu Sa'id followed the young 

man to Marwan who asked him, "O Abu SaTd! What has happened between you and the 

son of your brother?" Abu Sa'id said to him, "I heard the Prophet saying, 'If anybody 

amongst you is praying behind something as a Sutra and somebody tries to pass in front 

of him, then he should repulse him and if he refuses, he should use force against him for 

he is a Shaitan (a Satan).' " 

1.489: 

Narrated Busr bin Sa'id: 

that Zaid bin Khalid sent him to Abi Juhaim to ask him what he had heard from Allah's 

Apostle about a person passing in front of another person who was praying. Abu Juhaim 

replied, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the person who passes in front of another person in 

prayer knew the magnitude of his sin he would prefer to wait for 40 (days, months or 

years) rather than to pass in front of him." Abu An-Nadr said, "I do not remember exactly 

whether he said 40 days, months or years." 

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The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, "Prayer is 

annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people)." I 

said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie 

in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip 

away, for I disliked to face him." 

1.491: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to pray while I was sleeping across in his bed in front of him. Whenever 

he wanted to pray witr, he would wake me up and I would pray witr. 

1.492: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

the wife of the Prophet, "I used to sleep in front of Allah's Apostle with my legs opposite 

his Qibla (facing him); and whenever he prostrated, he pushed my feet and I withdrew 

them and whenever he stood, I stretched them." 'Aisha added, "In those days there were 

no lamps in the houses." 

1.493: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The things which annual prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a 

donkey and a woman. I said, "You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By 

Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the 

Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, 

I would slip away by the side of his feet." 

1.494: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle used to get up at night and pray while I used to 

lie across between him and the Qibla on his family's bed. 

1.495: 

Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Ansari: 

Allah's Apostle was praying and he was carrying Umama the daughters of Zainab, the 

daughter of Allah's Apostle and she was the daughter of As bin Rabi'a bin 'Abd Shams. 

When he prostrated, he put her down and when he stood, he carried her (on his neck). 

1.496: 

Narrated Maimuna bint Al-Harith: 

My bed was beside the praying place (Musalla) of the Prophet and sometimes his garment 

fell on me while I used to lie in my bed. 

1.497: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

The Prophet used to pray while I used to sleep beside him during my periods (menses) 

and in prostration his garment used to touch me. 

1.498: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys. No 

doubt I saw Allah's Apostle praying while I used to lie between him and the Qibla and 

when he wanted to prostrate, he pushed my legs and I withdrew them. 

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Narrated ' Amr bin Maimun [??] : 

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud said, "While Allah's Apostle was praying beside the Ka'ba, there 

were some Quraish people sitting in a gathering. One of them said, 'Don't you see this 

(who does deeds just to show off)? Who amongst you can go and bring the dung, blood 

and the Abdominal contents (intestines, etc.) of the slaughtered camels of the family of so 

and so and then wait till he prostrates and put that in between his shoulders?' The most 

unfortunate amongst them ('Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait) went (and brought them) and when 

Allah's Apostle prostrated, he put them between his shoulders. The Prophet remained in 

prostration and they laughed so much so that they fell on each other. A passerby went to 

Fatima, who was a young girl in those days. She came running and the Prophet was still 

in prostration. She removed them and cursed upon the Quraish on their faces. When 

Allah's Apostle completed his prayer, he said, 'O Allah! Take revenge on Quraish.' He 

said so thrice and added, 'O Allah! take revenge on 'Amr bin Hisham, 'Utba bin Rabi'a, 

Shaiba bin Rabija, Al-Walid bin 'Utba, Umaiya bin Khalaf, 'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait and 

'Umar a bin Al-Walid." 'Abdullah added, "By Allah! I saw all of them dead in the battle 

field on the day of Badr and they were dragged and thrown in the Qalib (a well) at Badr: 

Allah's Apostle then said, Allah's curse has descended upon the people of the Qalib 

(well). 

1.500: 

Narrated Ibn Shihab: 

Once 'Umar bin 'Abdul 'Aziz delayed the prayer and 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair went to him 

and said, "Once in 'Iraq, Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba delayed his prayers and Abi Mas'ud Al- 

Ansari went to him and said, 'O Mughira! What is this? Don't you know that once Gabriel 

came and offered the prayer (Fajr prayer) and Allah's Apostle prayed too, then he prayed 

again (Zuhr prayer) and so did Allah's Apostle and again he prayed ('Asr prayers and 

Allah's Apostle did the same; again he prayed (Maghrib-prayer) and so did Allah's 

Apostle and again prayed (Tsha prayer) and so did Allah's Apostle and (Gabriel) said, 'I 

was ordered to do so (to demonstrate the prayers prescribed to you)?'" 'Umar (bin 'Abdul 

'Aziz) said to 'Urwa, "Be sure of what you Say. Did Gabriel lead Allah's Apostle at the 

stated times of the prayers?" 'Urwa replied, "Bashir bin Abi Mas'ud narrated like this on 

the authority of his father." 'Urwa added, "Aisha told me that Allah's Apostle used to pray 

'Asr prayer when the sunshine was still inside her residence (during the early time of 

'Asr). 

1.501: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

"Once a delegation of 'Abdul Qais came to Allah's Apostle and said, "We belong to such 

and such branch of the tribe of Rab'a [??] and we can only come to you in the sacred 

months. Order us to do something good so that we may (carry out) take it from you and 

also invite to it our people whom we have left behind (at home)." The Prophet said, " I 

order you to do four things and forbid you from four things. (The first four are as 

follows): 

-1. To believe in Allah. (And then he: explained it to them i.e.) to testify that none has the 

right to be worshipped but Allah and (Muhammad) am Allah's Apostle 

-2. To offer prayers perfectly (at the stated times): 

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-4. To give me Khumus 

(The other four things which are forbidden are as follows): 

-l.Dubba 

-2. Hantam 

-3. Muqaiyat [??] 

-4. Naqir (all these are utensils used for the preparation of alcoholic drinks). 

1.502: 

Narrated Jarir bin 'Abdullah: 

I gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle for to offer prayers perfectly, to pay 

Zakat regularly, and to give good advice to every Muslim. 

1.503: 

Narrated Shaqiq: 

that he had heard Hudhaifa saying, "Once I was sitting with 'Umar and he said, 'Who 

amongst you remembers the statement of Allah's Apostle about the afflictions?' I said, 'I 

know it as the Prophet had said it.' 'Umar said, 'No doubt you are bold.' I said, 'The 

afflictions caused for a man by his wife, money, children and neighbor are expiated by his 

prayers, fasting, charity and by enjoining (what is good) and forbidding (what is evil).' 

'Umar said, 'I did not mean that but I asked about that affliction which will spread like the 

waves of the sea.' I (Hudhaifa) said, 'O leader of the faithful believers! You need not be 

afraid of it as there is a closed door between you and it.' 'Umar asked, Will the door be 

broken or opened?' I replied, 'It will be broken.' 'Umar said, 'Then it will never be closed 

again.' I was asked whether 'Umar knew that door. I replied that he knew it as one knows 

that there will be night before the tomorrow morning. I narrated a Hadith that was free 

from any misstatement" The sub-narrator added that they deputized Masruq to ask 

Hudhaifa (about the door). Hudhaifa said, "The door was 'Umar himself." 

1.504: 

Narrated Ibn Mas'ud: 

A man kissed a woman (unlawfully) and then went to the Prophet and informed him. 

Allah revealed: 

And offer prayers perfectly At the two ends of the day And in some hours of the night 

(i.e. the five compulsory prayers). Verily! good deeds remove (annul) the evil deeds 

(small sins) (1 1.1 14). The man asked Allah's Apostle, "Is it for me?" He said, "It is for all 

my followers." 

1.505: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

I asked the Prophet "Which deed is the dearest to Allah?" He replied, "To offer the 

prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?" He 

replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents" I again asked, "What is the next (in 

goodness)?" He replied, 'To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah's cause." 

'Abdullah added, "I asked only that much and if I had asked more, the Prophet would 

have told me more." 

1.506: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he 

took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?" They said, "Not a 



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trace of dirt would be left." The Prophet added, "That is the example of the five prayers 

with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds." 

1.507: 

Narrated Ghailan: 

Anas said, "I do not find (now-a-days) things as they were (practiced) at the time of the 

Prophet." Somebody said "The prayer (is as it was.)" Anas said, "Have you not done in 

the prayer what you have done? 

Narrated Az-Zuhri that he visited Anas bin Malik at Damascus and found him weeping 

and asked him why he was weeping. He replied, "I do not know anything which I used to 

know during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle except this prayer which is being lost (not 

offered as it should be). 

1.508: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whenever anyone of you offers his prayer he is speaking in private to 

his Lord. So he should not spit to his right but under his left foot." Qatada said, "He 

should not spit in front of him but to his left or under his feet." And Shu'ba said, "He 

should not spit in front of him, nor to his right but to his left or under his foot." Anas said: 

The Prophet said, "He should neither spit in the direction of his Qibla nor to his right but 

to his left or under his foot." 

1.509: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Do the prostration properly and do not put your forearms flat with 

elbows touching the ground like a dog. And if you want to spit, do not spit in front, nor to 

the right for the person in prayer is speaking in private to his Lord." 

1.510: 

Narrated Abu Huraira and 'Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If it is very hot, then pray the Zuhr prayer when it becomes (a bit) 

cooler, as the severity of the heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire." 

1.511: 

Narrated Abu Dhar: 

The Mu'adh-dhin (call-maker) of the Prophet pronounced the Adhan (call) for the Zuhr 

prayer but the Prophet said, "Let it be cooler, let it be cooler." Or said, 'Wait, wait, 

because the severity of heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire. In severe hot weather, pray 

when it becomes (a bit) cooler and the shadows of hillocks appear." 

1.512: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "In very hot weather delay the Zuhr prayer till it becomes (a bit) cooler 

because the severity of heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire. The Hell-fire of Hell 

complained to its Lord saying: O Lord! My parts are eating (destroying) one another. So 

Allah allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in the summer. The 

breath in the summer is at the time when you feel the severest heat and the breath in the 

winter is at the time when you feel the severest cold." 

1.513: 

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that Allah's Apostle said, "Pray Zuhr prayer when it becomes (a bit) cooler as the severity 

of heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire." 

1.514: 

Narrated Abu Dhar Al-Ghifar: 

We were with the Prophet on a journey and the Mu'adh-dhin (call maker for the prayer) 

wanted to pronounce the Adhan (call) for the Zuhr prayer. The Prophet said, 'Let it 

become cooler." He again (after a while) wanted to pronounce the Adhan but the Prophet 

said to him, "Let it become cooler till we see the shadows of hillocks." The Prophet 

added, "The severity of heat is from the raging of the Hell-fire, and in very hot weather 

pray (Zuhr) when it becomes cooler." 

1.515: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle came out as the sun declined at midday and offered the Zuhr prayer. He 

then stood on the pulpit and spoke about the Hour (Day of Judgment) and said that in it 

there would be tremendous things. He then said, "Whoever likes to ask me about anything 

he can do so and I shall reply as long as I am at this place of mine. Most of the people 

wept and the Prophet said repeatedly, "Ask me." 'Abdullah bin Hudhafa As-Sahmi stood 

up and said, "Who is my father?" The Prophet said, "Your father is Hudhafa." The 

Prophet repeatedly said, "Ask me." Then 'Umar knelt before him and said, "We are 

pleased with Allah as our Lord, Islam as our religion, and Muhammad as our Prophet." 

The Prophet then became quiet and said, "Paradise and Hell-fire were displayed in front 

of me on this wall just now and I have never seen a better thing (than the former) and a 

worse thing (than the latter). 

1.516: 

Narrated Abu Al-Minhal: 

Abu Barza said, "The Prophet used to offer the Fajr (prayer) when one could recognize 

the person sitting by him (after the prayer) and he used to recite between 60 to 100 Ayat 

(verses) of the Qur'an. He used to offer the Zuhr prayer as soon as the sun declined (at 

noon) and the "Asr at a time when a man might go and return from the farthest place in 

Medina and find the sun still hot. (The sub-narrator forgot what was said about the 

Maghrib). He did not mind delaying the Tsha prayer to one third of the night or the 

middle of the night." 

1.517: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

When we offered the Zuhr prayers behind Allah's Apostle we used to prostrate on our 

clothes to protect ourselves from the heat. 

1.518: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

"The Prophet prayed eight rak'at for the Zuhr and "Asr, and seven for the Maghrib and 

Tsha prayers in Medina." Aiyub said, "Perhaps those were rainy nights." Anas said, "May 

be." 

1.519: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the ' Asr prayer when the sunshine had not disappeared from 

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1.520: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the "Asr prayers at a time when the sunshine was still inside 

my chamber and no shadow had yet appeared in it. 

1.521: 

Narrated Aisha: 

The Prophet used to pray the " Asr prayers at a time when the sunshine was still inside my 

chamber and no shadow had yet appeared in it. 

1.522: 

Narrated Saiyar bin Salama: 

I along with my father went to Abu- Barza Al-Aslami and my father asked him, "How 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the five compulsory congregational prayers?" Abu- Barza 

said, "The Prophet used to pray the Zuhr prayer which you (people) call the first one at 

midday when the sun had just declined The "Asr prayer at a time when after the prayer, a 

man could go to the house at the farthest place in Medina (and arrive) while the sun was 

still hot. (I forgot about the Maghrib prayer). The Prophet Loved to delay the Tsha which 

you call Al- " Atama [??] and he disliked sleeping before it and speaking after it. After the 

Fajr prayer he used to leave when a man could recognize the one sitting beside him and 

he used to recite between 60 to 100 Ayat (in the Fajr prayer) . 

1.523: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to pray the 'Asr prayer and after that if someone happened to go to the tribe of 

Bani "Amr bin " Auf, he would find them still praying the "Asr (prayer). 

1.524: 

Narrated Abu Bakr bin "Uthman bin Sahl bin Hunaif: 

that he heard Abu Umama saying: We prayed the Zuhr prayer with "Umar bin "Abdul 

"Aziz and then went to Anas bin Malik and found him offering the "Asr prayer. I asked 

him, "O uncle! Which prayer have you offered?" He said 'The "Asr and this is (the time 

of) the prayer of Allah s Apostle which we used to pray with him." 

1.525: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the "Asr prayer at a time when the sun was still hot and high 

and if a person went to Al-"Awali (a place) of Medina, he would reach there when the sun 

was still high. Some of Al-"Awali of Medina were about four miles or so from the town. 

1.526: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to pray the "Asr and after that if one of US went to Quba' he would arrive there 

while the sun was still high. 

1.527: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever misses the "Asr prayer (intentionally) then it is as if he 

lost his family and property." 

1.528: 

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We were with Buraida in a battle on a cloudy day and he said, "Offer the ' Asr prayer early 

as the Prophet said, "Whoever leaves the 'Asr prayer, all his (good) deeds will be 

annulled." 

1.529: 

Narrated Qais: 

Jarir said, "We were with the Prophet and he looked at the moon— full-moon— and said, 

'Certainly you will see your Lord as you see this moon and you will have no trouble in 

seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep or business, etc.) a prayer before 

the sunrise (Fajr) and a prayer before sunset ('Asr), you must do so.' He then recited 

Allah's Statement: 

And celebrate the praises Of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before (its) 

setting." (50.39) Isma'il said, "Offer those prayers and do not miss them." 

1.530: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Angels come to you in succession by night and day and all of them 

get together at the time of the Fajr and "Asr prayers. Those who have passed the night 

with you (or stayed with you) ascend (to the Heaven) and Allah asks them, though He 

knows everything about you, well, "In what state did you leave my slaves?" The angels 

reply: "When we left them they were praying and when we reached them, they were 

praying." 

1.531: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you can get one rak'a of the 'Asr prayer before sunset, 

he should complete his prayer. If any of you can get one rak'a of the Fajr prayer before 

sunrise, he should complete his prayer." 

1.532: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah: 

My father said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'The period of your stay as compared to 

the previous nations is like the period equal to the time between the "Asr prayer and 

sunset. The people of the Torah were given the Torah and they acted (upon it) till midday 

then they were exhausted and were given one Qirat (of gold) each. And then the people of 

the Gospel were given the Gospel and they acted (upon it) till the "Asr prayer then they 

were exhausted and were! given one Qirat each. And then we were given the Qur'an and 

we acted (upon it) till sunset and we were given two Qirats each. On that the people of 

both the scriptures said, 'O our Lord! You have given them two Qirats and given us one 

Qirat, though we have worked more than they.' Allah said, 'Have I usurped some of your 

right?' They said, 'No.' Allah said: "That is my blessing I bestow upon whomsoever I 

wish." 

1.533: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet said, "The example of Muslims, Jews and Christians is like the example of a 

man who employed laborers to work for him from morning till night. They worked till 

midday and they said, 'We are not in need of your reward.' SO the man employed another 

batch and said to them, 'Complete the rest of the day and yours will be the wages I had 

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'Whatever we have done is for you.' He employed another batch. They worked for the rest 

of the day till sunset, and they received the wages of the two former batches." 

1.534: 

Narrated Raff bin Khadij: 

We used to offer the Maghrib prayer with the Prophet and after finishing the prayer one 

of us may go away and could still see as Par as the spots where one's arrow might reach 

when shot by a bow. 

1.535: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet used to pray the Zuhr at midday, and the "Asr at a time when the sun was 

still bright, the Maghrib after sunset (at its stated time) and the Tsha at a variable time. 

Whenever he saw the people assembled (for Tsha' prayer) he would pray earlier and if the 

people delayed, he would delay the prayer. And they or the Prophet used to offer the Fajr 

Prayers when it still dark. 

1.536: 

Narrated Salama: 

We used to pray the Maghrib prayer with the Prophet when the sun disappeared from the 

horizon. 

1.537: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet prayed seven rak'at together and eight rak'at together. 

1.538: 

Narrated 'Abdullah Al-Muzani: 

The Prophet said, "Do not be influenced by bedouins regarding the name of your Maghrib 

prayer which is called Tsha' by them." 

1.539: 

Narrated "Abdullah: 

"One night Allah's Apostle led us in the Tsha' prayer and that is the one called Al-'Atma 

[??] by the people. After the completion of the prayer, he faced us and said, "Do you 

know the importance of this night? Nobody present on the surface of the earth tonight 

will be living after one hundred years from this night." (See Hadith No. 575). 

1.540: 

Narrated Muhammad bin 'Amr: 

We asked Jabir bin 'Abdullah about the prayers of the Prophet . He said, "He used to pray 

Zuhr prayer at midday, the "Asr when the sun was still hot, and the Maghrib after sunset 

(at its stated time). The Tsha was offered early if the people gathered, and used to be 

delayed if their number was less; and the morning prayer was offered when it was still 

dark. " 

1.541: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle once delayed the Tsha' prayer and that was during the days when Islam 

still had not spread. The Prophet did not come out till "Umar informed him that the 

women and children had slept. Then he came out and said to the people of the mosque: 

"None amongst the dwellers of the earth has been waiting for it (Tsha prayer) except 

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1.542: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

My companions, who came with me in the boat and I landed at a place called Baqi [??] 

Buthan [??] . The Prophet was in Medina at that time. One of us used to go to the Prophet 

by turns every night at the time of the Tsha prayer. Once I along with my companions 

went to the Prophet and he was busy in some of his affairs, so the Tsha' prayer was 

delayed to the middle of the night He then came out and led the people (in prayer). After 

finishing from the prayer, he addressed the people present there saying, "Be patient! Don't 

go away. Have the glad tiding. It is from the blessing of Allah upon you that none 

amongst mankind has prayed at this time save you." Or said, "None except you has 

prayed at this time." Abu Musa added, 'So we returned happily after what we heard from 

Allah's Apostle ." 

1.543: 

Narrated Abu Barza: 

Allah's Apostle disliked to sleep before the Tsha' prayer and to talk after it. 

1.544: 

Narrated Ibn Shihab from TJrwa: 

'Aisha said, "Once Allah's Apostle delayed the Tsha' prayer till TJmar reminded him by 

saying, "The prayer!" The women and children have slept. Then the Prophet came out and 

said, 'None amongst the dwellers of the earth has been waiting for it (the prayer) except 

you." 'Urwa said, "Nowhere except in Medina the prayer used to be offered (in those 

days)." He further said, "The Prophet used to offer the Tsha' prayer in the period between 

the disappearance of the twilight and the end of the first third of the night." 

1.545: 

Narrated Ibn Juraij from Naff : 

'Abdullah bin TJmar said, "Once Allah's Apostle was busy (at the time of the Tsha'), so 

the prayer was delayed so much so that we slept and woke up and slept and woke up 

again. The Prophet came out and said, 'None amongst the dwellers of the earth but you 

have been waiting for the prayer." Ibn 'Umar did not find any harm in praying it earlier or 

in delaying it unless he was afraid that sleep might overwhelm him and he might miss the 

prayer, and sometimes he used to sleep before the Tsha' prayer. Ibn Juraij said, "I said to 

'Ata', 'I heard Ibn 'Abbas saying: Once Allah's Apostle delayed the Tsha' prayer to such 

an extent that the people slept and got up and slept again and got up again. Then TJmar 

bin Al-Khattab I, stood up and reminded the Prophet I of the prayer.' 'Ata' said, 'Ibn 

'Abbas said: The Prophet came out as if I was looking at him at this time, and water was 

trickling from his head and he was putting his hand on his head and then said, 'Hadn't I 

thought it hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to pray (Tsha' prayer) at this 

time.' I asked 'Ata' for further information, how the Prophet had kept his hand on his head 

as he was told by Ibn 'Abbas. ' Ata' separated his fingers slightly and put their tips on the 

side of the head, brought the fingers downwards approximating them till the thumb 

touched the lobe of the ear at the side of the temple and the beard on the face. He neither 

slowed nor hurried in this action but he acted like that. The Prophet said: "Hadn't I 

thought it hard for my followers I would have ordered them to pray at this time." 

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The Prophet delayed the Tsha' prayer till midnight and then he offered the prayer and 

said, "The people prayed and slept but you have been in prayer as long as you have been 

waiting for it (the prayer)." Anas added: As if I am looking now at the glitter of the ring 

of the Prophet on that night. 

1.547: 

Narrated Jarir bin 'Abdullah: 

We were with the Prophet on a full moon night. He looked at the moon and said, "You 

will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon, and there will be no trouble in seeing 

Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep, business, etc.) a prayer before the rising 

of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting fAsr) you must do so. He (the Prophet ) then 

recited the following verse: 

And celebrate the praises Of Your Lord before The rising of the sun And before (its) 

setting." (50.39) 

1.548: 

Narrated Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa: 

My father said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Whoever prays the two cool prayers (' Asr and Fajr) 

will go to Paradise.' " 

1.549: 

Narrated Anas: 

Zaid bin Thabit said, "We took the "Suhur" (the meal taken before dawn while fasting is 

observed) with the Prophet and then stood up for the (morning) prayer." I asked him how 

long the interval between the two (Suhur and prayer) was. He replied, 'The interval 

between the two was just sufficient to recite fifty to Sixth Ayat." 

1.550: 

Narrated Qatada: 

Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet and Zaid bin Thabit took the 'Suhur' together and after 

finishing the meal, the Prophet stood up and prayed (Fajr prayer)." I asked Anas, "How 

long was the interval between finishing their 'Suhur' and starting the prayer?" He replied, 

"The interval between the two was just sufficient to recite fifty Ayat." (Verses of the 

Qur'an). 

1.551: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

I used to take the "Suhur" meal with my family and hasten so as to catch the Fajr 

(morning prayer) with Allah's Apostle. 

1.552: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with 

Allah's Apostle, and after finishing the prayer they would return to their home and nobody 

could recognize them because of darkness. 

1.553: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever could get one rak'a (of the Fajr prayer) before sunrise, he 

has got the (morning) prayer and whoever could get one rak'a of the "Asr prayer before 

sunset, he has got the ("Asr) prayer." 

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Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever could get one rak'a of a prayer, (in its proper time) he has 

got the prayer." 

1.555: 

Narrated "Umar: 

"The Prophet forbade praying after the Fajr prayer till the sun rises and after the "Asr 

prayer till the sun sets." 

1.556: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Some people told me the same narration (as above). 

1.557: 

Narrated Hisham's father: 

Ibn "Umar said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Do not pray at the time of sunrise and at the time 

of sunset.' " Ibn "Umar said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the edge of the sun appears (above 

the horizon) delay the prayer till it becomes high, and if the edge of the sun disappears, 

delay the prayer till it sets (disappears completely).' " 

1.558: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle forbade two kinds of sales, two kinds of dresses, and two prayers. He 

forbade offering prayers after the Fajr prayer till the rising of the sun and after the ' Asr 

prayer till its setting. He also forbade "Ishtimal-Assama [??] " and "al-Ihtiba" in one 

garment in such a way that one's private parts are exposed towards the sky. He also 

forbade the sales called "Munabadha" and "Mulamasa." (See Hadith No. 354 and 355 

Vol. 3). 

1.559: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "None of you should try to pray at sunrise or sunset." 

1.560: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is no prayer after the morning prayer till the sun 

rises, and there is no prayer after the 'Asr prayer till the sun sets." 

1.561: 

Narrated Muawiya: 

You offer a prayer which I did not see being offered by Allah's Apostle when we were in 

his company and he certainly had forbidden it (i.e. two rak'at after the "Asr prayer). 

1.562: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the offering of two prayers: 

-1. after the morning prayer till the sunrises. 

-2. after the "Asr prayer till the sun sets. 

1.563: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I pray as I saw my companions praying. I do not forbid praying at any time during the day 

or night except at sunset and sunrise. 

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Narrated "Aisha: 

By Allah, Who took away the Prophet. The Prophet never missed them (two rak'at) after 

the ' Asr prayer till he met Allah and he did not meet Allah till it became heavy for him to 

pray while standing so he used to offer most of the prayers while sitting. (She meant the 

two rak'at after 'Asr) He used to pray them in the house and never prayed them in the 

mosque lest it might be hard for his followers and he loved what was easy for them . 

1.565: 

Narrated Hisham's father: 

'Aisha (addressing me) said, "O son of my sister! The Prophet never missed two 

prostrations (i.e. rak'at) after the 'Asr prayer in my house." 

1.566: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle never missed two rak'at before the Fajr prayer and after the 'Asr prayer 

openly and secretly. 

1.567: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Whenever the Prophet come to me after the ' Asr prayer, he always prayed two rak'at. 

1.568: 

Narrated Ibn Abu Malih [??] : 

I was with Buraida on a cloudy day and he said, "Offer the 'Asr prayer earlier as the 

Prophet said, 'Whoever leaves the 'Asr prayer will have all his (good) deeds annulled." 

(See Hadith No. 527 and 528) 

1.569: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "One night we were traveling with the Prophet and some people said, 'We 

wish that Allah's Apostle would take a rest along with us during the last hours of the 

night.' He said, 'I am afraid that you will sleep and miss the (Fajr) prayer.' Bilal said, 'I 

will make you get up.' So all slept and Bilal rested his back against his Rahila and he too 

was overwhelmed (by sleep) and slept. The Prophet got up when the edge of the sun had 

risen and said, 'O Bilal! What about your statement?' He replied, 'I have never slept such a 

sleep.' The Prophet said, Allah captured your souls when He wished, and released them 

when He wished. O Bilal! Get up and pronounce the Adhan for the prayer.' The Prophet 

performed ablution and when the sun came up and became bright, he stood up and 

prayed." 

1.570: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

On the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of trench.) 'Umar bin Al-Khattab came cursing the 

disbelievers of Quraish after the sun had set and said, "O Allah's Apostle I could not offer 

the 'Asr prayer till the sun had set." The Prophet said, "By Allah! I, too, have not prayed." 

So we turned towards Buthan, and the Prophet performed ablution and we too performed 

ablution and offered the ' Asr prayer after the sun had set, and then he offered the Maghrib 

prayer. 

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The Prophet said, "If anyone forgets a prayer he should pray that prayer when he 

remembers it. There is no expiation except to pray the same." Then he recited: "Establish 

prayer for My (i.e. Allah's) remembrance." (20.14). 

1.572: 

Narrated Jabir: 

'Umar came cursing the disbelievers (of Quraish) on the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of 

Trench) and said, "I could not offer the "Asr prayer till the sun had set. Then we went to 

Buthan and he offered the fAsr) prayer after sunset and then he offered the Maghrib 

prayer. 

1.573: 

Narrated Abu-1-Minhal: 

My father and I went to Abi Barza Al-Aslami and my father said to him, "Tell us how 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the compulsory congregational prayers." He said, "He used 

to pray the Zuhr prayer, which you call the first prayer, as the sun declined at noon, the 

"Asr at a time when one of US could go to his family at the farthest place in Medina while 

the sun was still hot. (The narrator forgot what Abu Barza had said about the Maghrib 

prayer), and the Prophet preferred to pray the Tsha' late and disliked to sleep before it or 

talk after it. And he used to return after finishing the morning prayer at such a time when 

it was possible for one to recognize the person sitting by his side and he (the Prophet) 

used to recite 60 to 100 Ayat' (verses) of the Qur'an in it." 

1.574: 

Narrated Qurra bin Khalid: 

Once he waited for Al-Hasan and he did not show up till it was about the usual time for 

him to start his speech; then he came and apologized saying, "Our neighbors invited us." 

Then he added, "Narrated Anas, 'Once we waited for the Prophet till it was midnight or 

about midnight. He came and led the prayer, and after finishing it, he addressed us and 

said, All the people prayed and then slept and you had been in prayer as long as you were 

waiting for it." Al-Hasan said, "The people are regarded as performing good deeds as long 

as they are waiting for doing good deeds." Al-Hasan's statement is a portion of Anas's 

[??] Hadith from the Prophet . 

1.575: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

The Prophet prayed one of the Tsha' prayer in his last days and after finishing it with 

Taslim, he stood up and said, "Do you realize (the importance of) this night? Nobody 

present on the 

surface of the earth tonight would be living after the completion of one hundred years 

from this night." 

The people made a mistake in grasping the meaning of this statement of Allah's Apostle 

and they indulged in those things which are said about these narrators (i.e. some said that 

the Day of Resurrection will be established after 100 years etc.) But the Prophet said, 

"Nobody present on the surface of earth tonight would be living after the completion of 

100 years from this night"; he meant "When that century (people of that century) would 

pass away." 

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Narrated Abu 'Uthman: 



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'Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr said, "The Suffa Companions were poor people and the 
Prophet said, 'Whoever has food for two persons should take a third one from them (Suffa 
companions). And whosoever has food for four persons he should take one or two from 
them' Abu Bakr took three men and the Prophet took ten of them." 

'Abdur Rahman added, my father my mother and I were there (in the house). (The sub- 
narrator is in doubt whether ' Abdur Rahman also said, 'My wife and our servant who was 
common for both my house and Abu Bakr's house). Abu Bakr took his supper with the 
Prophet and remained there till the Tsha' prayer was offered. Abu Bakr went back and 
stayed with the Prophet till the Prophet took his meal and then Abu Bakr returned to his 
house after a long portion of the night had passed. Abu Bakr's wife said, 'What detained 
you from your guests (or guest)?' He said, 'Have you not served them yet?' She said, 'They 
refused to eat until you come. The food was served for them but they refused." 'Abdur 
Rahman added, "I went away and hid myself (being afraid of Abu Bakr) and in the 
meantime he (Abu Bakr) called me, 'O Ghunthar (a harsh word)!' and also called me bad 
names and abused me and then said (to his family), 'Eat. No welcome for you.' Then (the 
supper was served). Abu Bakr took an oath that he would not eat that food. The narrator 
added: By Allah, whenever any one of us (myself and the guests of Suffa companions) 
took anything from the food, it increased from underneath. We all ate to our fill and the 
food was more than it was before its serving. 

Abu Bakr looked at it (the food) and found it as it was before serving or even more than 
that. He addressed his wife (saying) 'O the sister of Bani Firas! What is this?' She said, 'O 
the pleasure of my eyes! The food is now three times more than it was before.' Abu Bakr 
ate from it, and said, 'That (oath) was from Satan' meaning his oath (not to eat). Then he 
again took a morsel (mouthful) from it and then took the rest of it to the Prophet. So that 
meal was with the Prophet. There was a treaty between us and some people, and when the 
period of that treaty had elapsed the Prophet divided us into twelve (groups) (the 
Prophet's companions) each being headed by a man. Allah knows how many men were 
under the command of each (leader). So all of them (12 groups of men) ate of that meal." 
1.577: 

Narrated Anas: 

The people mentioned the fire and the bell (they suggested those as signals to indicate the 
starting of prayers), and by that they mentioned the Jews and the Christians. Then Bilal 
was ordered to pronounce Adhan for the prayer by saying its wordings twice, and for the 
Iqama (the call for the actual standing for the prayers in rows) by saying its wordings 
once. (Iqama is pronounced when the people are ready for the prayer). 
1.578: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

When the Muslims arrived at Medina, they used to assemble for the prayer, and used to 
guess the time for it. During those days, the practice of Adhan for the prayers had not 
been introduced yet. Once they discussed this problem regarding the call for prayer. Some 
people suggested the use of a bell like the Christians, others proposed a trumpet like the 
horn used by the Jews, but "Umar was the first to suggest that a man should call (the 
people) for the prayer; so Allah's Apostle ordered Bilal to get up and pronounce the 
Adhan for prayers. 
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Narrated Anas: 

Bilal was ordered to repeat the wording of the Adhan for prayers twice, and to pronounce 

the wording of the Iqama once except "Qad-qamat-is-salat". 

1.580: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

When the number of Muslims increased they discussed the question as to how to know 

the time for the prayer by some familiar means. Some suggested that a fire be lit (at the 

time of the prayer) and others put forward the proposal to ring the bell. Bilal was ordered 

to pronounce the wording of Adhan twice and of the Iqama once only. 

1.581: 

Narrated Abu Qilaba: 

Anas said, "Bilal was ordered to pronounce the wording of Adhan twice and of Iqama 

once only." The sub narrator Isma'il said, "I mentioned that to Aiyub and he added (to 

that), "Except Iqama (i.e. Qad-qamat-is-salat which should be said twice). 

1.582: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes 

wind with noise during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is 

completed he comes back and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced and 

after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert 

his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to 

his mind before the prayer and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed." 

1.583: 

Narrated "Abdur-Rahman: 

Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri told my father, "I see you liking sheep and the wilderness. So 

whenever you are with your sheep or in the wilderness and you want to pronounce Adhan 

for the prayer raise your voice in doing so, for whoever hears the Adhan, whether a 

human being, a jinn or any other creature, will be a witness for you on the Day of 

Resurrection." Abu Sa'id added, "I heard it (this narration) from Allah's Apostle." 

1.584: 

Narrated Humaid: 

Anas bin Malik said, "Whenever the Prophet went out with us to fight (in Allah's cause) 

against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: 

if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack and if he did not hear Adhan he would 

attack them." Anas added, "We reached Khaibar at night and in the morning when he did 

not hear the Adhan for the prayer, he (the Prophet ) rode and I rode behind Abi Talha and 

my foot was touching that of the Prophet. 

The inhabitants of Khaibar came out with their baskets and spades and when they saw the 

Prophet they shouted 'Muhammad! By Allah, Muhammad and his army.' When Allah's 

Apostle saw them, he said, "Allahu-Akbar! Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. Whenever 

we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning of those who have 

been warned." 

1.585: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

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1.586: 

Narrated 'Isa bin Talha: 

that he had heard Muawiya repeating the words of Adhan up to "Wa ash-hadu anna 

Muhammadan rasulul-lah (and I testify that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.)" 

1.587: 

Narrated Yahya as above (586) and added: 

"Some of my companions told me that Hisham had said, "When the Mu'adh-dhin said, 

"Haiyi 'alas-sala (come for the prayer)." Muawiya said, "La hawla wala quwata ilia billah 

(There is neither might nor any power except with Allah)" and added, "We heard your 

Prophet saying the same." 

1.588: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever after listening to the Adhan says, Allahumma Rabba 

hadhihi-d-da'watit-tammah, was-salatil qa'imah, ati Muhammadan al-wasilata wal- 

fadilah, wa b'ath-hu maqaman mahmudan-il-ladhi wa'adtahu' [O Allah! Lord of this 

perfect call (perfect by not ascribing partners to You) and of the regular prayer which is 

going to be established, give Muhammad the right of intercession and illustriousness, and 

resurrect him to the best and the highest place in Paradise that You promised him (of)], 

then my intercession for him will be allowed on the Day of Resurrection". 

1.589: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If the people knew the reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for 

standing in the first row (in congregational prayers) and found no other way to get that 

except by drawing lots they would draw lots, and if they knew the reward of the Zuhr 

prayer (in the early moments of its stated time) they would race for it (go early) and if 

they knew the reward of Tsha' and Fajr (morning) prayers in congregation, they would 

come to offer them even if they had to crawl." 

1.590: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Al-Harith: 

Once on a rainy muddy day, Ibn 'Abbas delivered a sermon in our presence and when the 

Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan and said, "Haiyi 'ala-s-sala(t) (come for the prayer)" 

Ibn 'Abbas ordered him to say 'Pray at your homes.' The people began to look at each 

other (surprisingly). Ibn 'Abbas said. "It was done by one who was much better than I (i.e. 

the Prophet or his Mu'adh-dhin), and it is a license.' 

1.591: 

Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah: 

My father said that Allah s Apostle said, "Bilal pronounces Adhan at night, so keep on 

eating and drinking (Suhur) till Ibn Um Maktum pronounces Adhan." Salim added, "He 

was a blind man who would not pronounce the Adhan unless he was told that the day had 

dawned." 

1.592: 

Narrated Hafsa: 

When the Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan for Fajr prayer and the dawn became 

evident the Prophet ordered a two rak'at light prayer (Sunna) before the Iqama of the 

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1.593: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to offer two light rak'at between the Adhan and the Iqama of the Fajr 

prayer. 

1.594: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Bilal pronounces the Adhan at night, so keep on eating and 

drinking (Suhur) till Ibn Um Maktum pronounces the Adhan." 

1.595: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

The Prophet said, "The Adhan pronounced by Bilal should not stop you from taking 

Suhur, for he pronounces the Adhan at night, so that the one offering the late night prayer 

(Tahajjud) from among you might hurry up and the sleeping from among you might wake 

up. It does not mean that dawn or morning has started." Then he (the Prophet) pointed 

with his fingers and raised them up (towards the sky) and then lowered them (towards the 

earth) like this (Ibn Mas'ud imitated the gesture of the Prophet). Az-Zuhri gestured with 

his two index fingers which he put on each other and then stretched them to the right and 

left. These gestures illustrate the way real dawn appears. It spreads left and right 

horizontally. The dawn that appears in the high sky and lowers down is not the real dawn) 

1.596: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "Bilal pronounces the Adhan at night, so eat and drink (Suhur) till Ibn 

Um Maktum pronounces the Adhan." 

1.597: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal Al-Muzani: 

Allah's Apostle said thrice, "There is a prayer between the two Adhans (Adhan and 

Iqama)," and added, "For the one who wants to pray." 

1.598: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

"When the Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan, some of the companions of the Prophet 

would proceed to the pillars of the mosque (for the prayer) till the Prophet arrived and in 

this way they used to pray two rak'at before the Maghrib prayer. There used to be a little 

time between the Adhan and the Iqama." Shu'ba said, "There used to be a very short 

interval between the two (Adhan and Iqama). 

1.599: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray two light rak'at before the morning (compulsory) prayer after 

the day dawned and the Mu'adh-dhin had finished his Adhan. He then would lie on his 

right side till the Mu'adh-dhin came to pronounce the Iqama. 

1.600: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Mughaffal: 

The prophet said, "There is a prayer between the two Adhans (Adhan and Iqama), there is 

a prayer between the two Adhans." And then while saying it the third time he added, "For 

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1.601: 

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith: 

I came to the Prophet with some men from my tribe and stayed with him for twenty 

nights. He was kind and merciful to us. When he realized our longing for our families, he 

said to us, "Go back and stay with your families and teach them the religion, and offer the 

prayer and one of you should pronounce the Adhan for the prayer when its time is due 

and the oldest one amongst you should lead the prayer." 

1.602: 

Narrated Abu Dhar: 

We were in the company of the Prophet on a journey and the Mu'adh-dhin wanted to 

pronounce the Adhan for the (Zuhr) prayer. The Prophet said to him, "Let it become 

cooler." Then he again wanted to pronounce the Adhan but the Prophet; said to him, "Let 

it become cooler." The Mu'adh-dhin again wanted to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer 

but the Prophet said, "Let it become cooler," till the shadows of the hillocks become equal 

to their sizes. The Prophet added, "The severity of the heat is from the raging of Hell." 

1.603: 

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith: 

Two men came to the Prophet with the intention of a journey. The Prophet said, "When 

(both of) you set out, pronounce Adhan and then Iqama and the oldest of you should lead 

the prayer." 

1.604: 

Narrated Malik: 

We came to the Prophet and stayed with him for twenty days and nights. We were all 

young and of about the same age. The Prophet was very kind and merciful. When he 

realized our longing for our families, he asked about our homes and the people there and 

we told him. Then he asked us to go back to our families and stay with them and teach 

them (the religion) and to order them to do good things. He also mentioned some other 

things which I have (remembered or [??] ) forgotten. The Prophet then added, "Pray as 

you have seen me praying and when it is the time for the prayer one of you should 

pronounce the Adhan and the oldest of you should lead the prayer. 

1.605: 

Narrated Naff : 

Once in a cold night, Ibn "Umar pronounced the Adhan for the prayer at Dajnan (the 

name of a mountain) and then said, "Pray at your homes", and informed us that Allah's 

Apostle used to tell the Mu'adh-dhin to pronounce Adhan and say, "Pray at your homes" 

at the end of the Adhan on a rainy or a very cold night during the journey." 

1.606: 

Narrated ' Aun bin Abi Juhaifa: 

My father said, "I saw Allah's Apostle at a place called Al-Abtah. Bilal came and 

informed him about the prayer and then came out with a short spear (or stick) and planted 

it in front of Allah's Apostle at Al-Abtah and pronounced the Iqama." 

1.607: 

Narrated 'Aun bin Abi Juhaifa: 

My father said, "I saw Bilal turning his face from side to side while pronouncing the 

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1.608: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "While we were praying with the Prophet he heard the noise of some 

people. After the prayer he said, 'What is the matter?' They replied 'We were hurrying for 

the prayer.' He said, 'Do not make haste for the prayer, and whenever you come for the 

prayer, you should come with calmness, and pray whatever you get (with the people) and 

complete the rest which you have missed." 

1.609: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "When you hear the Iqama, proceed to offer the prayer with calmness 

and solemnity and do not make haste. And pray whatever you are able to pray and 

complete whatever you have missed. 

1.610: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said. "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the Iqama is pronounced then do not stand for 

the prayer till you see me (in front of you).' " 

1.611: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi: 

Qatada, My father said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the Iqama is pronounced, then do not 

stand for the prayer till you see me (in front of you) and do it calmly.' " 

1.612: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle went out (of the mosque) when the Iqama had been pronounced and the 

rows straightened. The Prophet stood at his Musalla (praying place) and we waited for the 

Prophet to begin the prayer with Takbir. He left and asked us to remain in our places. We 

kept on standing till the Prophet returned and the water was trickling from his head for he 

had taken a bath (of Janaba). 

1.613: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Once Iqama was pronounced and the people had straightened the rows, Allah's Apostle 

went forward (to lead the prayer) but he was Junub, so he said, "Remain in your places." 

And he went out, took a bath and returned with water trickling from his head. Then he led 

the prayer. 

1.614: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

On the day of Al-Khandaq (the trench), 'Umar bin Al-Khattab went to the Prophet and 

said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, I could not pray (the 'Asr) till the sun had set." 'Umar 

told this to the Prophet at the time when a fasting person had done Iftar (taken his meals). 

The Prophet then went to Buthan and I was with him. He performed ablution and offered 

the 'Asr prayer after the sun had set and then the Maghrib prayer. 

1.615: 

Narrated Anas: 

Once the Iqama was pronounced and the Prophet was talking to a man (in a low voice) in 

a corner of the mosque and he did not lead the prayer till (some of) the people had slept 

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1.616: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once Iqama was pronounced a man came to the Prophet and detained him (from the 

prayer). 

1.617: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is I was about to order for 

collecting firewood (fuel) and then order Someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer 

and then order someone to lead the prayer then I would go from behind and burn the 

houses of men who did not present themselves for the (compulsory congregational) 

prayer. By Him, in Whose Hands my soul is, if anyone of them had known that he would 

get a bone covered with good meat or two (small) pieces of meat present in between two 

ribs, he would have turned up for the Tsha' prayer.' 

1.618: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The prayer in congregation is twenty seven times superior to the 

prayer offered by person alone." 

1.619: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet said, "The prayer in congregation is twenty five times superior to the prayer 

offered by person alone." 

1.620: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of the prayer offered by a person in congregation is 

twenty five times greater than that of the prayer offered in one's house or in the market 

(alone). And this is because if he performs ablution and does it perfectly and then 

proceeds to the mosque with the sole intention of praying, then for every step he takes 

towards the mosque, he is upgraded one degree in reward and his one sin is taken off 

(crossed out) from his accounts (of deeds). When he offers his prayer, the angels keep on 

asking Allah's Blessings and Allah's forgiveness for him as long as he is (staying) at his 

Musalla. They say, 'O Allah! Bestow Your blessings upon him, be Merciful and kind to 

him.' And one is regarded in prayer as long as one is waiting for the prayer." 

1.621: 

Narrated Abu Salama bin ' Abdur Rahman: 

Abu Huraira said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'The reward of a prayer in congregation 

is twenty five times greater than that of a prayer offered by a person alone. The angels of 

the night and the angels of the day gather at the time of Fajr prayer.' " Abu Huraira then 

added, "Recite the Holy Book if you wish, for "Indeed, the recitation of the Qur'an in the 

early dawn (Fajr prayer) is ever witnessed." (17.18). 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: The reward of the congregational prayer is twenty seven 

times greater (than that of the prayer offered by a person alone). 

1.622: 

Narrated Salim: 

I heard Um Ad-Darda' saying, "Abu Ad-Darda' entered the house in an angry mood. I said 

to him. What makes you angry?' He replied, 'By Allah! I do not find the followers of 



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Muhammad doing those good things (which they used to do before) except the offering of 

congregational prayer." (This happened in the last days of Abu Ad-Darda' during the rule 

of 'Uthman) . 

1.623: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet said, "The people who get tremendous reward for the prayer are those who 

are farthest away (from the mosque) and then those who are next farthest and so on. 

Similarly one who waits to pray with the Imam has greater reward than one who prays 

and goes to bed. " 

1.624: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "While a man was going on a way, he saw a thorny branch and 

removed it from the way and Allah became pleased by his action and forgave him for 

that." Then the Prophet said, "Five are martyrs: One who dies of plague, one who dies of 

an Abdominal disease, one who dies of drowning, one who is buried alive (and) dies and 

one who is killed in Allah's cause." (The Prophet further said, "If the people knew the 

reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for standing in the first row (in the congregational 

prayer) and found no other way to get it except by drawing lots they would do so, and if 

they knew the reward of offering the Zuhr prayer early (in its stated time), they would 

race for it and they knew the reward for Tsha' and Fajr prayers in congregation, they 

would attend them even if they were to crawl') 

1.625: 

Narrated Humaid: 

Anas said, "The Prophet said, 'O Bani Salima! Don't you think that for every step of yours 

(that you take towards the mosque) there is a reward (while coming for prayer)?" Mujahid 

said: "Regarding Allah's Statement: "We record that which they have sent before (them), 

and their traces" (36.12). 'Their traces' means 'their steps.' " And Anas said that the people 

of Bani Salima wanted to shift to a place near the Prophet but Allah's Apostle disliked the 

idea of leaving their houses uninhabited and said, "Don't you think that you will get the 

reward for your footprints." Mujahid said, "Their foot prints mean their foot steps and 

their going on foot." 

1.626: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the Tsha' 

prayers and if they knew the reward for these prayers at their respective times, they would 

certainly present themselves (in the mosques) even if they had to c awl." The Prophet 

added, "Certainly I decided to order the Mu'adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama 

and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not 

left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses." 

1.627: 

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith: 

Prophet said (to two persons), "Whenever the prayer time becomes due, you should 

pronounce Adhan and then Iqama and the older of you should lead the prayer." 

1.628: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 



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Allah's Apostle said, "The angels keep on asking for Allah's Blessing and Forgiveness for 

anyone of you as long as he is at his Musalla (praying place) and does not do Hadath 

(passes wind). The angels say, 'O Allah! Forgive him and be Merciful to him.' Each one 

of you is in the prayer as long as he is waiting for the prayer and nothing but the prayer 

detains him from going to his family." 

1.629: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Allah will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no 

shade but His. (These seven persons are) a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in 

the worship of Allah (i.e. worships Allah sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is 

attached to the mosques (i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the mosque in 

congregation), two persons who love each other only for Allah's sake and they meet and 

part in Allah's cause only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth 

for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable 

gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. 

nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who remembers Allah in 

seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears." 

1.630: 

Narrated Humaid: 

Anas was asked, "Did Allah's Apostle wear a ring?" He said, "Yes. Once he delayed the 

Tsha' prayer till midnight and after the prayer, he faced us and said, 'The people prayed 

and have slept and you remained in prayer as long as you waited for it.' " Anas added, "As 

if I were just now observing the glitter of his ring." 

1.631: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Allah will prepare for him who goes to the mosque (every) morning 

and in the afternoon (for the congregational prayer) an honorable place in Paradise with 

good hospitality for (what he has done) every morning and afternoon goings. 

1.632: 

Narrated Malik Ibn Buhaina: 

Allah's Apostle passed by a man praying two rak'at after the Iqama (had been 

pronounced). When Allah's Apostle completed the prayer, the people gathered around 

him (the Prophet) or that man and Allah's Apostle said to him (protesting), Are there four 

rak'at in Fajr prayer? Are there four rak'at in Fajr prayer?" 

1.633: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

"We were with 'Aisha discussing the regularity of offering the prayer and dignifying it. 

She said, When Allah's Apostle fell sick with the fatal illness and when the time of 

prayer became due and Adhan was pronounced, he said, 'Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people 

in prayer.' He was told that Abu Bakr was a softhearted man and would not be able to 

lead the prayer in his place. The Prophet gave the same order again but he was given the 

same reply. He gave the order for the third time and said, 'You (women) are the 

companions of Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the prayer.' So Abu Bakr came out to lead 

the prayer. In the meantime the condition of the Prophet improved a bit and he came out 

with the help of two men one on each side. As if I was observing his legs dragging on the 



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ground owing to the disease. Abu Bakr wanted to retreat but the Prophet beckoned him to 

remain at his place and the Prophet was brought till he sat beside Abu Bakr." Al-A'mash 

was asked, "Was the Prophet praying and Abu Bakr following him, and were the people 

following Abu Bakr in that prayer?" Al-A'mash replied in the affirmative with a nod of 

his head. Abu Muawiya said, "The Prophet was sitting on the left side of Abu Bakr who 

was praying while standing." 

1.634: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

"When the Prophet became seriously ill and his disease became aggravated he asked for 

permission from his wives to be nursed in my house and he was allowed. He came out 

with the help of two men and his legs were dragging on the ground. He was between Al- 

' Abbas and another man." 

'Ubaidullah said, "I told Ibn 'Abbas what 'Aisha had narrated and he said, 'Do you know 

who was the (second) man whose name 'Aisha did not mention'" I said, 'No.' Ibn 'Abbas 

said, 'He was ' Ali Ibn Abi Talib.' " 

1.635: 

Narrated Naff : 

Once on a very cold and stormy night, Ibn 'Umar pronounced the Adhan for the prayer 

and then said, "Pray in your homes." He (Ibn 'Umar) added. "On very cold and rainy 

nights Allah's Apostle used to order the Mu'adh-dhin to say, 'Pray in your homes.' " 

1.636: 

Narrated Mahmud bin Rabf Al-Ansari: 

Ttban bin Malik used to lead his people (tribe) in prayer and was a blind man, he said to 

Allah's Apostle , "O Allah's Apostle! At times it is dark and flood water is flowing (in the 

valley) and I am blind man, so please pray at a place in my house so that I can take it as a 

Musalla (praying place)." So Allah's Apostle went to his house and said, "Where do you 

like me to pray?" 'Itban pointed to a place in his house and Allah's Apostle, offered the 

prayer there. 

1.637: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Al-Harith: 

Ibn 'Abbas addressed us on a (rainy and) muddy day and when the Mu'adh-dhin said, 

"Come for the prayer" Ibn 'Abbas ordered him to say, "Pray in your homes." The people 

began to look at one another with surprise as if they did not like it. Ibn 'Abbas said, "It 

seems that you thought ill of it but no doubt it was done by one who was better than I (i.e. 

the Prophet). It (the prayer) is a strict order and I disliked to bring you out." 

Ibn 'Abbas narrated the same as above but he said, "I did not like you to make you sinful 

(in refraining from coming to the mosque) and to come (to the mosque) covered with 

mud up to the knees." 

1.638: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

A cloud came and it rained till the roof started leaking and in those days the roof used to 

be of the branches of date-palms. Iqama was pronounced and I saw Allah's Apostles 

prostrating in water and mud and even I saw the mark of mud on his forehead. 

1.639: 

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I heard Anas saying, "A man from Ansar said to the Prophet, 'I cannot pray with you (in 

congregation).' He was a very fat man and he prepared a meal for the Prophet and invited 

him to his house. He spread out a mat for the Prophet, and washed one of its sides with 

water, and the Prophet prayed two rak'at on it." A man from the family of Al-Jaruid [??] 

asked, "Did the Prophet used to pray the Duha (forenoon) prayer?" Anas said, "I did not 

see him praying the Duha prayer except on that day." 

1.640: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "If supper is served, and Iqama is pronounced one should start with the 

supper." 

1.641: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If the supper is served start having it before praying the Maghrib 

prayer and do not be hasty in finishing it." 

1.642: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the supper is served for anyone of you and the 

Iqama is pronounced, start with the supper and don't be in haste (and carry on eating) till 

you finish it." If food was served for Ibn 'Umar and Iqama was pronounced, he never 

came to the prayer till he finished it (i.e. food) in spite of the fact that he heard the 

recitation (of the Qur'an) by the Imam (in the prayer). Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet 

said, "If anyone of you is having his meals, he should not hurry up till he is; satisfied even 

if the prayer has been started." 

1.643: 

Narrated Ja'far bin 'Amr bin Umaiya: 

My father said, "I saw Allah's Apostle eating a piece of meat from the shoulder of a sheep 

and he was called for the prayer. He stood up, put down the knife and prayed but did not 

perform ablution." 

1.644: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

That he asked "Aisha "What did the Prophet use to do in his house?" She replied, "He 

used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was the time for prayer he 

would go for it." 

1.645: 

Narrated Aiyub: 

Abu Qilaba said, "Malik bin Huwairith came to this Mosque of ours and said, 'I pray in 

front of you and my aim is not to lead the prayer but to show you the way in which the 

Prophet used to pray.' " I asked Abu Qilaba, "How did he use to pray?' " He replied, "(The 

Prophet used to pray) like this Sheikh of ours and the Sheikh used to sit for a while after 

the prostration, before getting up after the first rak'a. " 

1.646: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

"The Prophet became sick and when his disease became aggravated, he said, "Tell Abu 

Bakr to lead the prayer." "Aisha said, "He is a softhearted man and would not be able to 

lead the prayer in your place." The Prophet said again, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people 



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in prayer." She repeated the same reply but he said, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in 

prayer. You are the companions of Joseph." So the messenger went to Abu Bakr (with 

that order) and he led the people in prayer in the lifetime of the Prophet. 

1.647: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

the mother of the believers: Allah's Apostle in his illness said, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the 

people in prayer." I said to him, "If Abu Bakr stands in your place, the people would not 

hear him owing to his (excessive) weeping. So please order 'Umar to lead the prayer." 

'Aisha added I said to Hafsa, "Say to him: If Abu Bakr should lead the people in the 

prayer in your place, the people would not be able to hear him owing to his weeping; so 

please, order 'Umar to lead the prayer." Hafsa did so but Allah's Apostle said, "Keep 

quiet! You are verily the Companions of Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the 

prayer. " Hafsa said to 'Aisha, "I never got anything good from you." 

1.648: 

Narrated Az-Zuhri [??]: 

Anas bin Malik Al-Ansari, told me, "Abu Bakr used to lead the people in prayer during 

the fatal illness of the Prophet till it was Monday. When the people aligned (in rows) for 

the prayer the Prophet lifted the curtain of his house and started looking at us and was 

standing at that time. His face was (glittering) like a page of the Qur'an and he smiled 

cheerfully. We were about to be put to trial for the pleasure of seeing the Prophet, Abu 

Bakr retreated to join the row as he thought that the Prophet would lead the prayer. The 

Prophet beckoned us to complete the prayer and he let the curtain fall. On the same day 

he died." 

1.649: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet did not come out for three days. The people stood for the prayer and Abu 

Bakr went ahead to lead the prayer. (In the meantime) the Prophet caught hold of the 

curtain and lifted it. When the face of the Prophet appeared we had never seen a scene 

more pleasing than the face of the Prophet as it appeared then. The Prophet beckoned to 

Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer and then let the curtain fall. We did not see him 

(again) till he died. 

1.650: 

Narrated Hamza bin 'Abdullah: 

My father said, "When Allah's Apostle became seriously ill, he was told about the prayer. 

He said, 'Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer.' 'Aisha said, Abu Bakr is a 

softhearted man and he would be overpowered by his weeping if he recited the Qur'an.' 

He said to them, 'Tell him (Abu Bakr) to lead the prayer. The same reply was given to 

him. He said again, 'Tell him to lead the prayer. You (women) are the companions of 

Joseph." 

1.651: 

Narrated 'Urwa's father: 

' Aisha said, "Allah's Apostle ordered Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer during his 

illness and so he led them in prayer." 'Urwa, a sub narrator, added, "Allah's Apostle felt a 

bit relieved and came out and Abu Bakr was leading the people. When Abu Bakr saw the 

Prophet he retreated but the Prophet beckoned him to remain there. Allah's Apostle sat 



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beside Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was following the prayer of Allah's Apostle and the people 

were following the prayer of Abu Bakr." 

1.652: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa'idi: 

Allah's Apostle went to establish peace among Bani 'Amr bin 'Auf In the meantime the 

time of prayer was due and the Mu'adh-dhin went to Abu Bakr and said, "Will you lead 

the prayer, so that I may pronounce the Iqama?" Abu Bakr replied in the affirmative and 

led the prayer. Allah's Apostle came while the people were still praying and he entered 

the rows of the praying people till he stood in the (first row). The people clapped their 

hands. Abu Bakr never glanced sideways in his prayer but when the people continued 

clapping, Abu Bakr looked and saw Allah's Apostle. Allah's Apostle beckoned him to 

stay at his place. Abu Bakr raised his hands and thanked Allah for that order of Allah's 

Apostle and then he retreated till he reached the first row. Allah's Apostle went forward 

and led the prayer. When Allah's Apostle finished the prayer, he said, "O Abu Bakr! What 

prevented you from staying when I ordered you to do so?" 

Abu Bakr replied, "How can Ibn Abi Quhafa (Abu Bakr) dare to lead the prayer in the 

presence of Allah's Apostle?" Then Allah's Apostle said, "Why did you clap so much? If 

something happens to anyone during his prayer he should say Subhan Allah. If he says so 

he will be attended to, for clapping is for women." 

1.653: 

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith: 

We went to the Prophet and we were all young men and stayed with him for about twenty 

nights. The Prophet was very merciful. He said, "When you return home, impart religious 

teachings to your families and tell them to offer perfectly such and such a prayer at such 

and such a time and such and such a prayer at such and such a time. And al the time of 

the prayer one of you should pronounce the Adhan and the oldest of you should lead the 

prayer." 

1.654: 

Narrated Ttban bin Malik Al-Ansari: 

The Prophet (came to my house and) asked permission for entering and I allowed him. He 

asked, "Where do you like me to pray in your house?" I pointed to a place which I liked. 

He stood up for prayer and we aligned behind him and he finished the prayer with Taslim 

and we did the same. 

1.655: 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah Ibn 'Abdullah bin 'Utba: 

I went to "Aisha and asked her to describe to me the illness of Allah's Apostle. ' Aisha 

said, "Yes. The Prophet became seriously ill and asked whether the people had prayed. 

We replied, 'No. O Allah's Apostle! They are waiting for you.' He added, 'Put water for 

me in a trough." "Aisha added, "We did so. He took a bath and tried to get up but fainted. 

When he recovered, he again asked whether the people had prayed. We said, 'No, they are 

waiting for you. O Allah's Apostle,' He again said, 'Put water in a trough for me.' He sat 

down and took a bath and tried to get up but fainted again. Then he recovered and said, 

'Have the people prayed?' We replied, 'No, they are waiting for you. O Allah's Apostle.' 

He said, 'Put water for me in the trough.' Then he sat down and washed himself and tried 

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'No, they are waiting for you. O Allah's Apostle! The people were in the mosque waiting 

for the Prophet for the 'Isha prayer. The Prophet sent for Abu Bakr to lead the people in 

the prayer. The messenger went to Abu Bakr and said, Allah's Apostle orders you to lead 

the people in the prayer.' Abu Bakr was a softhearted man, so he asked 'Umar to lead the 

prayer but 'Umar replied, 'You are more rightful.' So Abu Bakr led the prayer in those 

days. When the Prophet felt a bit better, he came out for the Zuhr prayer with the help of 

two persons one of whom was A1-' Abbas, while Abu Bakr was leading the people in the 

prayer. When Abu Bakr saw him he wanted to retreat but the Prophet beckoned him not 

to do so and asked them to make him sit beside Abu Bakr and they did so. Abu Bakr was 

following the Prophet (in the prayer) and the people were following Abu Bakr. The 

Prophet (prayed) sitting." 

'Ubaidullah added "I went to 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas and asked him, Shall I tell you what 

Aisha has told me about the fatal illness of the Prophet?' Ibn 'Abbas said, 'Go ahead. I 

told him her narration and he did not deny anything of it but asked whether 'Aisha told 

me the name of the second person (who helped the Prophet ) along with Al- Abbas. I said. 

'No.' He said, 'He was ' Ali (Ibn Abi Talib). 

1.656: 

Narrated Aisha: 

the mother of the believers: Allah's Apostle during his illness prayed at his house while 

sitting whereas some people prayed behind him standing. The Prophet beckoned them to 

sit down. On completion of the prayer, he said, 'The Imam is to be followed: bow when 

he bows, raise up your heads (stand erect) when he raises his head and when he says, 

'Sami'a 1-lahu liman hamidah' (Allah heard those who sent praises to Him) say then 

'Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd' (O our Lord! All the praises are for You), and if he prays sitting 

then pray sitting." 

1.657: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once Allah's Apostle rode a horse and fell down and the right side (of his body) was 

injured. He offered one of the prayers while sitting and we also prayed behind him sitting. 

When he completed the prayer, he said, "The Imam is to be followed. Pray standing if he 

prays standing and bow when he bows; rise when he rises; and if he says, 'Sami'a 1-lahu- 

liman hamidah, say then, 'Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd' and pray standing if he prays standing 

and pray sitting (all of you) if he prays sitting." 

Humaid said: The saying of the Prophet "Pray sitting, if he (Imam) prays sitting" was said 

in his former illness (during his early life) but the Prophet prayed sitting afterwards (in 

the last illness) and the people were praying standing behind him and the Prophet did not 

order them to sit. We should follow the latest actions of the Prophet. 

1.658: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

(and he was not a liar) When Allah's Apostle said, "Sami'a 1-lahu liman hamidah" none of 

us bent his back (for prostration) till the Prophet prostrated and then we would prostrate 

after him. 

1.659: 

Narrated Abu 'Is-haq: 

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1.660: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Isn't he who raises his head before the Imam afraid that Allah may 

transform his head into that of a donkey or his figure (face) into that of a donkey?" 

1.661: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

When the earliest emigrants came to Al-'Usba [??] a place in Quba', before the arrival of 

the Prophet- Salim, the slave of Abu Hudhaifa, who knew the Qur'an more than the others 

used to lead them in prayer. 

1.662: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a 

raisin were made your chief." 

1.663: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If the Imam leads the prayer correctly then he and you will receive 

the rewards but if he makes a mistake (in the prayer) then you will receive the reward for 

the prayer and the sin will be his." 

1.664: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said to Abu-Dhar, "Listen and obey (your chief) even if he is an Ethiopian 

with a head like a raisin." 

1.665: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I passed the night in the house of my aunt Maimuna. Allah's Apostle offered the 

Tsha' prayer and then came to the house and offered four rak'at an slept. Later on, he 

woke up and stood for the prayer and I stood on his left side. He drew me to his right and 

prayed five rak'at and then two. He then slept till I heard him snoring (or heard his breath 

sounds). Afterwards he went out for the morning prayer. 

1.666: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

One night I slept at the house of (my aunt) Maimuna and the Prophet was there on that 

night. He performed ablution and stood up for the prayer. I joined him and stood on his 

left side but he drew me to his right and prayed thirteen rak'at and then slept till I heard 

his breath sounds. And whenever he slept, he used to breathe with audible sounds. The 

Mu'adh-dhin came to the Prophet and he went out and prayed the morning prayer) 

without repeating the ablution. 

1.667: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I passed the night in the house of my aunt Maimuna. The Prophet stood for the 

night prayer and I joined him and stood on his left side but he drew me to his right by 

holding me by the head. 

1.668: 

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I used to pray the Tsha prayer with the Prophet and then go to lead my people in the 

prayer. 

1.669: 

Narrated "Amr: 

Jabir bin "Abdullah said, "Mu'adh bin Jabal used to pray with the Prophet and then go to 

lead his people in prayer Once he led the Tsha' prayer and recited Surat "Al-Baqara." 

Somebody left the prayer and Mu'adh criticized him. The news reached the Prophet and 

he said to Mu'adh, 'You are putting the people to trial,' and repeated it thrice (or said 

something similar) and ordered him to recite two medium Suras of Mufassal." ('Amr said 

that he had forgotten the names of those Suras). 

1.670: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

A man came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, I keep away from the morning 

prayer only because So and so prolongs the prayer when he leads us in it." The narrator 

said, "I never saw Allah's Apostle more furious in giving advice than he was at that time. 

He then said, "Some of you make people dislike good deeds (the prayer). So whoever 

among you leads the people in prayer should shorten it because among them are the weak, 

the old and the needy." 

1.671: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you leads the people in the prayer, he should shorten it 

for amongst them are the weak, the sick and the old; and if anyone among your prays 

alone then he may prolong (the prayer) as much as he wishes. " 

1.672: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

A man came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I keep away from the morning prayer because 

so-and-so (Imam) prolongs it too much." Allah's Apostle became furious and I had never 

seen him more furious than he was on that day. The Prophet said, "O people! Some of 

you make others dislike the prayer, so whoever becomes an Imam he should shorten the 

prayer, as behind him are the weak, the old and the needy." 

1.673: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari: 

Once a man was driving two Nadihas (camels used for agricultural purposes) and night 

had fallen. He found Mu'adh praying so he made his camel kneel and joined Mu'adh in 

the prayer. The latter recited Surat Al-Baqara" or Surat "An-Nisa", (so) the man left the 

prayer and went away. When he came to know that Mu'adh had criticized him, he went to 

the Prophet, and complained against Mu'adh. The Prophet said thrice, "O Mu'adh ! Are 

you putting the people to trial?" It would have been better if you had recited "Sabbih Isma 

Rabbika-1-ATa (87)", Wash-shamsi wa duhaha (91)", or "Wal-laili idha yaghsha (92)", 

for the old, the weak and the needy pray behind you." Jabir said that Mu'adh recited Sura 

Al-Baqara in the Tsha' prayer. 

1.674: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet used to pray a short prayer (in congregation) but used to offer it in a perfect 

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1.675: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet said, 'When I stand for prayer, I intend to prolong it but on 

hearing the cries of a child, I cut it short, as I dislike to trouble the child's mother.' " 

1.676: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

I never prayed behind any Imam a prayer lighter and more perfect than that behind the 

Prophet and he used to cut short the prayer whenever he heard the cries of a child lest he 

should put the child's mother to trial. 

1.677: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "When I start the prayer I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the cries 

of a child, I cut short the prayer because I know that the cries of the child will incite its 

mother's passions." 

1.678: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet, said, "Whenever I start the prayer I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the 

cries of a child, I cut short the prayer because I know that the cries of the child will incite 

its mother's passions." 

1.679: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Mu'adh used to pray with the Prophet and then go and lead his people (tribe) in the 

prayer. 

1.680: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When the Prophet, became ill in his fatal illness, Someone came to inform him about the 

prayer, and the Prophet told him to tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer. I said, 

"Abu Bakr is a softhearted man and if he stands for the prayer in your place, he would 

weep and would not be able to recite the Qur'an." The Prophet said, "Tell Abu Bakr to 

lead the prayer." I said the same as before. He (repeated the same order and) on the third 

or the fourth time he said, "You are the companions of Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the 

prayer." So Abu Bakr led the prayer and meanwhile the Prophet felt better and came out 

with the help of two men; as if I see him just now dragging his feet on the ground. When 

Abu Bakr saw him, he tried to retreat but the Prophet beckoned him to carry on. Abu 

Bakr retreated a bit and the Prophet sat on his (left) side. Abu Bakr was repeating the 

Takbir (Allahu Akbar) of Allah's Apostle for the people to hear. 

1.681: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When Allah's Apostle became seriously ill, Bilal came to him for the prayer. He said, 

"Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Abu Bakr is a 

softhearted man and if he stands in your place, he would not be able to make the people 

hear him. Will you order 'Umar (to lead the prayer)?" The Prophet said, "Tell Abu Bakr 

to lead the people in the prayer." Then I said to Hafsa, "Tell him, Abu i Bakr is a 

softhearted man and if he stands in his place, he would not be able to make the people 

hear him. Would you order "Umar to lead the prayer?' " Hafsa did so. The Prophet said, 



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"Verily you are the companions of Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the 

prayer." So Abu- Bakr stood for the prayer. In the meantime Allah's Apostle felt better 

and came out with the help of two persons and both of his legs were dragging on the 

ground till he entered the mosque. When Abu Bakr heard him coming, he tried to retreat 

but Allah's Apostle beckoned him to carry on. The Prophet sat on his left side. Abu Bakr 

was praying while standing and Allah's Apostle was leading the prayer while sitting. Abu 

Bakr was following the Prophet and the people were following Abu Bakr (in the prayer). 

1.682: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Once Allah's Apostle prayed two rak'at (instead of four) and finished his prayer. Dhul- 

Yadain asked him whether the prayer had been reduced or whether he had forgotten. 

Allah's Apostle asked the people whether Dhul-Yadain was telling the truth. The people 

replied in the affirmative. Then Allah's Apostle stood up, offered the remaining two rak'at 

and then finished his prayer with Taslim and then said, "Allahu Akbar." He followed it 

with two prostrations like ordinary prostrations or a bit longer. 

1.683: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet prayed two rak'at of Zuhr prayer (instead of four) and he was told that he 

had prayed two rak'at only. Then he prayed two more rak'at and finished them with the 

Taslim followed by two prostrations. 

1.684: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

the mother of the faithful believers: Allah's Apostle in his last illness said, "Tell Abu Bakr 

to lead the people in the prayer." I said, "If Abu Bakr stood in your place, he would not be 

able to make the people hear him owing to his weeping. So please order 'Umar to lead the 

prayer." He said, "Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." I said to Hafsa, "Say to 

him, Abu Bakr is a softhearted man and if he stood in your place he would not be able to 

make the people hear him owing to his weeping. So order 'Umar to lead the people in the 

prayer.' " Hafsa did so but Allah's Apostle said, "Keep quiet. Verily you are the 

companions of (Prophet) Joseph. Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer." Hafsa 

said to me, "I never got any good from you." 

1.685: 

Narrated An-Nu'man bin 'Bashir: 

The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows or Allah will alter your faces." 

1.686: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows, for I see you from behind my back.' 

1.687: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once the Iqama was pronounced and Allah's Apostle faced us and said, "Straighten your 

rows and stand closer together, for I see you from behind my back.' 

1.688: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Martyrs are those who die because of drowning, plague, an Abdominal 

disease, or of being buried alive by a falling building." And then he added, "If the people 



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knew the Reward for the Zuhr prayer in its early time, they would race for it. If they knew 

the reward for the Tsha' and the Fajr prayers in congregation, they would join them even 

if they had to crawl. If they knew the reward for the first row, they would draw lots for it." 

1.689: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The Imam is (appointed) to be followed. So do not differ from him, 

bow when he bows, and say, "Rabbana-lakal hamd" if he says "Samfa 1-lahu liman 

hamidah"; and if he prostrates, prostrate (after him), and if he prays sitting, pray sitting all 

together, and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is 

amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one. (See Hadith No. 

657). 

1.690: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows as the straightening of rows is essential for a 

perfect and correct prayer. " 

1.691: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

I arrived at Medina and was asked whether I found any change since the days of Allah's 

Apostle. I said, "I have not found any change except that you do not stand in alignment in 

your prayers." 

1.692: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Straighten your rows for I see you from behind my back." Anas added, 

"Everyone of us used to put his shoulder with the shoulder of his companion and his foot 

with the foot of his companion." 

1.693: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

I prayed with the Prophet one night and stood on his left side. Allah's Apostle caught hold 

of my head from behind and drew me to his right and then offered the prayer and slept. 

Later the Mu'adh-dhin came and the Prophet stood up for prayer without performing 

ablution. 

1.694: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

One night an orphan and I offered the prayers behind the Prophet in my house and my 

mother (Um Sulaim) was standing behind us (by herself forming a row). 

1.695: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

One night I stood to the left of the Prophet in the prayer but he caught hold of me by the 

hand or by the shoulder (arm) till he made me stand on his right and beckoned with his 

hand (for me) to go from behind (him). (Al-Kashmaihani [??] , Fath-ul-Bari). 

1.696: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray in his room at night. As the wall of the room was LOW, the 

people saw him and some of them stood up to follow him in the prayer. In the morning 

they spread the news. The following night the Prophet stood for the prayer and the people 



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followed him. This went on for two or three nights. Thereupon Allah's Apostle did not 

stand for the prayer the following night, and did not come out. In the morning, the people 

asked him about it. He replied, that he way afraid that the night prayer might become 

compulsory. 

1.697: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet had a mat which he used to spread during the day and use as a curtain at 

night. So a number of people gathered at night facing it and prayed behind him. 

1.698: 

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: 

Allah's Apostle made a small room in the month of Ramadan (Sa'id said, "I think that 

Zaid bin Thabit said that it was made of a mat") and he prayed there for a few nights, and 

so some of his companions prayed behind him. When he came to know about it, he kept 

on sitting. In the morning, he went out to them and said, "I have seen and understood 

what you did. You should pray in your houses, for the best prayer of a person is that 

which he prays in his house except the compulsory prayers." 

1.699: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik Al-Ansari: 

Allah's Apostle rode a horse and fell down and the right side of his body was injured. On 

that day he prayed one of the prayers sitting and we also prayed behind him sitting. When 

the Prophet finished the prayer with Taslim, he said, "The Imam is to be followed and if 

he prays standing then pray standing, and bow when he bows, and raise your heads when 

he raises his head; prostrate when he prostrates; and if he says "Samfa 1-lahu liman 

hamidah", you should say, "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd.: 

1.700: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle fell from a horse and got injured so he led the prayer sitting and we also 

prayed sitting. When he completed the prayer he said, "The Imam is to be followed; if he 

says Takbir then say Takbir, bow if he bows; raise your heads when he raises his head, 

when he says, 'SamTa 1-lahu liman hamidah say, 'Rabbana laka 1-hamd', and prostrate 

when he prostrates." 

1.701: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The Imam is to be followed. Say the Takbir when he says it; bow if he 

bows; if he says 'Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah', say, ' Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd', prostrate 

if he prostrates and pray sitting altogether if he prays sitting." 

1.702: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah: 

My father said, "Allah's Apostle used to raise both his hands up to the level of his 

shoulders when opening the prayer; and on saying the Takbir for bowing. And on raising 

his head from bowing he used to do the same and then say "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah, 

Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd." And he did not do that (i.e. raising his hands) in prostrations. 

1.703: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Umar: 



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I saw that whenever Allah's Apostle stood for the prayer, he used to raise both his hands 

up to the shoulders, and used to do the same on saying the Takbir for bowing and on 

raising his head from it and used to say, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah". But he did not do 

that (i.e. raising his hands) in prostrations. 

1.704: 

Narrated Abu Qilaba: 

I saw Malik bin Huwairith saying Takbir and raising both his hands (on starting the 

prayers and raising his hands on bowing and also on raising his head after bowing. Malik 

bin Huwairith said, "Allah's Apostle did the same." 

1.705: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

I saw Allah's Apostle opening the prayer with the Takbir and raising his hands to the level 

of his shoulders at the time of saying the Takbir, and on saying the Takbir for bowing he 

did the same; and when he said, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah ", he did the same and 

then said, "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd." But he did not do the same on prostrating and on 

lifting the head from it." 

1.706: 

Narrated Naff : 

Whenever Ibn "Umar started the prayer with Takbir, he used to raise his hands: whenever 

he bowed, he used to raise his hands (before bowing) and also used to raise his hands on 

saying, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah", and he used to do the same on rising from the 

second rak'a (for the 3rd rak'a). Ibn 'Umar said: "The Prophet used to do the same." 

1.707: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

The people were ordered to place the right hand on the left forearm in the prayer. Abu 

Hazim said, "I knew that the order was from the Prophet ." 

1.708: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "You see me facing the Qibla; but, by Allah, nothing is hidden from 

me regarding your bowing and submissiveness and I see you from behind my back." 

1.709: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Perform the bowing and the prostrations properly. By Allah, I see you 

from behind me (or from behind my back) when you bow or prostrate." 

1.710: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar used to start the prayer with "Al hamdu li 1-lahi Rabbi 

l-'alamin (All praise is but to Allah, Lord of the Worlds). 

1.711: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle used to keep silent between the Takbir and the recitation of Qur'an and 

that interval of silence used to be a short one. I said to the Prophet "May my parents be 

sacrificed for you! What do you say in the pause between Takbir and recitation?" The 

Prophet said, "I say, Allahumma, baa' id baini wa baina khatayaya kama baa'adta baina 1- 

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abyadu mina d-danas. Allahumma, ighsil khatayaya bi 1-maa'i wa th-thalji wa 1-barad (O 

Allah! Set me apart from my sins (faults) as the East and West are set apart from each 

other and clean me from sins as a white garment is cleaned of dirt (after thorough 

washing). O Allah! Wash off my sins with water, snow and hail.)" 

1.712: 

Narrated Asma' bint Abi Bakr: 

The Prophet once offered the eclipse prayer. He stood for a long time and then did a 

prolonged bowing. He stood up straight again and kept on standing for a long time, then 

bowed a long bowing and then stood up straight and then prostrated a prolonged 

prostration and then lifted his head and prostrated a prolonged prostration. And then he 

stood up for a long time and then did a prolonged bowing and then stood up straight again 

and kept on standing for a long time. Then he bowed a long bowing and then stood up 

straight and then prostrated a prolonged prostration and then lifted his head and went for a 

prolonged prostration. On completion o the prayer, he said, "Paradise became s near to 

me that if I had dared, I would have plucked one of its bunches for you and Hell became 

so near to me that said, 'O my Lord will I be among those people?' Then suddenly I saw a 

woman and a cat was lacerating her with it claws. On inquiring, it was said that the 

woman had imprisoned the cat till it died of starvation and she neither fed it no freed it so 

that it could feed itself." 

1.713: 

Narrated Abu Ma' mar: 

We asked Khabbab whether Allah's Apostle used to recite (the Qur'an) in the Zuhr and 

the 'Asr prayers. He replied in the affirmative. We said, "How did you come to know 

about it?" He said, "By the movement of his beard." 

1.714: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

(And Al-Bara was not a liar) Whenever we offered prayer with the Prophet and he raised 

his head from the bowing, we used to remain standing till we saw him prostrating . 

1.715: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

Once solar eclipse occurred during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle. He offered the eclipse 

prayer. His companions asked, "O Allah's Apostle! We saw you trying to take something 

while standing at your place and then we saw you retreating." The Prophet said, "I was 

shown Paradise and wanted to have a bunch of fruit from it. Had I taken it, you would 

have eaten from it as long as the world remains." 

1.716: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet led us in prayer and then went up to the pulpit and beckoned with both hands 

towards the Qibla of the mosque and then said, "When I started leading you in prayer, I 

saw the display of Paradise and Hell on the wall of the mosque (facing the Qibla). I never 

saw good and bad as I have seen today." He repeated the last statement thrice. 

1.717: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "What is wrong with those people who look towards the sky during the 

prayer?" His talk grew stern while delivering this speech and he said, "They should stop 



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(looking towards the sky during the prayer); otherwise their eyesight would be taken 

away." 

1.718: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I asked Allah's Apostle about looking hither and thither in prayer. He replied, "It is a way 

of stealing by which Satan takes away (a portion) from the prayer of a person." 

1.719: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once the Prophet prayed on a Khamisa with marks on it and said, "The marks on it 

diverted my attention, take this Khamisa to Abu Jahm and bring an Inbijaniya (from 

him.)" 

1.720: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet saw expectoration in the direction of the Qibla of the mosque while he was 

leading the prayer, and scratched it off. After finishing the prayer, he said, "Whenever any 

of you is in prayer he should know that Allah is in front of him. So none should spit in 

front of him in the prayer." 

1.721: 

Narrated Anas: 

While the Muslims were offering the Fajr prayer, Allah's Apostle suddenly appeared 

before them by living the curtain of the dwelling place of "Aisha, looked towards the 

Muslims who were standing in rows. He smiled with pleasure. Abu Bakr started 

retreating to join the row on the assumption that the Prophet wanted to come out for the 

prayer. The Muslims intended to leave the prayer (and were on the verge of being put to 

trial), but the Prophet beckoned them to complete their prayer and then he let the curtain 

fall. He died in the last hours of that day. 

1.722: 

Narrated Jabir bin Samura: 

The People of Kufa complained against Sa'd to 'Umar and the latter dismissed him and 

appointed 'Ammar as their chief . They lodged many complaints against Sa'd and even 

they alleged that he did not pray properly. 'Umar sent for him and said, "O Aba 'Is-haq! 

These people claim that you do not pray properly." Abu 'Is-haq said, "By Allah, I used to 

pray with them a prayer similar to that of Allah's Apostle and I never reduced anything of 

it. I used to prolong the first two rak'at of Tsha prayer and shorten the last two rak'at." 

"Umar said, "O Aba 'Is-haq, this was what I thought about you." And then he sent one or 

more persons with him to Kufa so as to ask the people about him. So they went there and 

did not leave any mosque without asking about him. All the people praised him till they 

came to the mosque of the tribe of Bani 'Abs; one of the men called Usama bin Qatada 

with a surname of Aba Sa'da stood up and said, "As you have put us under an oath; I am 

bound to tell you that Sa'd never went himself with the army and never distributed (the 

war booty) equally and never did justice in legal verdicts." (On hearing it) Sa'd said, "I 

pray to Allah for three things: O Allah! If this slave of yours is a liar and got up for 

showing off, give him a long life, increase his poverty and put him to trials." (And so it 

happened). Later on when that person was asked how he was, he used to reply that he was 

an old man in trial as the result of Sa'd's curse. "Abdul Malik, the sub narrator, said that 



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he had seen him afterwards and his eyebrows were overhanging his eyes owing to old age 

and he used to tease and assault the small girls in the way. 

1.723: 

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is 

invalid." 

1.724: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle entered the mosque and a person followed him. The man prayed and went 

to the Prophet and greeted him. The Prophet returned the greeting and said to him, "Go 

back and pray, for you have not prayed." The man went back prayed in the same way as 

before, returned and greeted the Prophet who said, "Go back and pray, for you have not 

prayed." This happened thrice. The man said, "By Him Who sent you with the Truth, I 

cannot offer the prayer in a better way than this. Please, teach me how to pray." The 

Prophet said, "When you stand for Prayer say Takbir and then recite from the Holy Qur'an 

(of what you know by heart) and then bow till you feel at ease. Then raise your head and 

stand up straight, then prostrate till you feel at ease during your prostration, then sit with 

calmness till you feel at ease (do not hurry) and do the same in all your prayers. 

1.725: 

Narrated Jabir bin Samura: 

Sa'd said, "I used to pray with them a prayer similar to that of Allah's Apostle (the prayer 

of Zuhr and 'Asr) reducing nothing from them. I used to prolong the first two rak'at and 

shorten the last two rak'at." 'Umar said to Sa'd "This was what we thought about you." 

1.726: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet in Zuhr prayers used to recite Al-Fatiha along with two 

other Suras in the first two rak'at: a long one in the first rak'a and a shorter (Sura) in the 

second, and at times the verses were audible. In the 'Asr prayer the Prophet used to recite 

Al-Fatiha and two more Suras in the first two rak'at and used to prolong the first rak'a. 

And he used to prolong the first rak'a of the Fajr prayer and shorten the second. 

1.727: 

Narrated Abu Ma' mar: 

I asked Khabbab whether the Prophet used to recite the Qur'an in the Zuhr and the 'Asr 

prayers. He replied in the affirmative. We said, "How did you come to know that?" He 

said, "From the movement of his beard." 

1.728: 

Narrated Abu Ma' mar: 

I asked Khabbab bin Al-Art whether the Prophet used to recite the Qur'an in the Zuhr and 

the 'Asr prayers. He replied in the affirmative. I said, "How did you come to know that?" 

He replied, "From the movement of his beard." 

1.729: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet used to recite Al-Fatiha along with another Sura in the first 

two rak'at of the Zuhr and the 'Asr prayers and at times a t verse or so was audible to us." 

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Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

(My mother) Umu-1-Fadl heard me reciting "Wal Mursalati 'Urfan" (77) and said, "O my 
son! By Allah, your recitation made me remember that it was the last Sura I heard from 
Allah's Apostle. He recited it in the Maghrib prayer. " 
1.731: 

Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakam: 

Zaid bin Thabit said to me, "Why do you recite very short Suras in the Maghrib prayer 
while I heard the Prophet reciting the longer of the two long Suras?" 
1.732: 

Narrated Jubair bin Muf im: 

My father said, "I heard Allah's Apostle reciting "at-Tur" (52) in the Maghrib prayer." 
1.733: 

Narrated Abu Raff : 

I offered the Tsha' prayer behind Abu Huraira and he recited, "Idha s-samaa'u n-shaqqat" 
(84) and prostrated. On my inquiring, he said, "I prostrated behind Abul-Qasim (the 
Prophet) (when he recited that Sura) and I will go on doing it till I meet him." 
1.734: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

The Prophet was on a journey and recited in one of the first two rak'at of the Tsha' prayer 
"Wa t-teeni wa z-zaitun." (95) 
1.735: 

Narrated Abu Raff : 

Once I prayed the Tsha' prayer with Abu Huraira and he recited, "Idha s-samaa'u n- 
shaqqat" (84) and prostrated. I said, "What is that?" He said, "I prostrated behind Abul- 
Qasim, (the Prophet) (when he recited that Sura) and I will go on doing it till I meet him." 
1.736: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

I heard the Prophet reciting wa t-teeni wa z-zaitun" (95) in the Tsha' prayer, and I never 
heard a sweeter voice or a better way of recitation than that of the Prophet. 
1.737: 

Narrated Jabir bin Samura: 

'Umar said to Sa'd, "The people complained against you in everything, even in prayer." 
Sa'd replied, "Really I used to prolong the first two rak'at and shorten the last two and I 
will never shorten the prayer in which I follow Allah's Apostle." "Umar said, "You are 
telling the truth and that is what I think a tout you." 
1.738: 

Narrated Saiyar bin Salama: 

My father and I went to Abu Barza-al-Aslami to ask him about the stated times for the 
prayers. He replied, "The Prophet used to offer the Zuhr prayer when the sun just declined 
from its highest position at noon; the ' Asr at a time when if a man went to the farthest 
place in Medina (after praying) he would find the sun still hot (bright). (The sub narrator 
said: I have forgotten what Abu Barza said about the Maghrib prayer). The Prophet never 
found any harm in delaying the Tsha' prayer to the first third of the night and he never 
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when after finishing it one could recognize the person sitting beside him and used to 

recite between 60 to 100 verses in one or both the rak'at." 

1.739: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Qur'an is recited in every prayer and in those prayers in which Allah's Apostle recited 

aloud for us, we recite aloud in the same prayers for you; and the prayers in which the 

Prophet recited quietly, we recite quietly. If you recite "Al-Fatiha" only it is sufficient but 

if you recite something else in addition, it is better. 

1.740: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet set out with the intention of going to Suq 'Ukaz (market of 'Ukaz) along 

with some of his companions. At the same time, a barrier was put between the devils and 

the news of heaven. Fire commenced to be thrown at them. The Devils went to their 

people, who asked them, "What is wrong with you?" They said, "A barrier has been 

placed between us and the news of heaven. And fire has been thrown at us." They said, 

"The thing which has put a barrier between you and the news of heaven must be 

something which has happened recently. Go eastward and westward and see what has put 

a barrier between you and the news of heaven." Those who went towards Tuhama came 

across the Prophet at a place called Nakhla and it was on the way to Suq 'Ukaz and the 

Prophet was offering the Fajr prayer with his companions. When they heard the Qur'an 

they listened to it and said, "By Allah, this is the thing which has put a barrier between us 

and the news of heaven." They went to their people and said, "O our people; verily we 

have heard a wonderful recital (Qur'an) which shows the true path; we believed in it and 

would not ascribe partners to our Lord." Allah revealed the following verses to his 

Prophet (Sura 'Jinn') (72): "Say: It has been revealed to me." And what was revealed to 

him was the conversation of the Jinns. 

1.741: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet recited aloud in the prayers in which he was ordered to do so and quietly in 

the prayers in which he was ordered to do so. "And your Lord is not forgetful." "Verily 

there was a good example for you in the ways of the Prophet." 

1.742: 

Narrated Abu Wa'il: 

A man came to Ibn Mas'ud and said, "I recited the Mufassal (Suras) at night in one 

rak'a." Ibn Mas'ud said, "This recitation is (too quick) like the recitation of poetry. I 

know the identical Suras which the Prophet used to recite in pairs." Ibn Mas'ud then 

mentioned 20 Mufassal Suras including two Suras from the family of (i.e. those verses 

which begin with) Ha, Meem [??] (which the Prophet used to recite) in each rak'a. 

1.743: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet uses to recite Al-Fatiha followed by another Sura in the first 

two rak'at of the prayer and used to recite only Al-Fatiha in the last two rak'at of the Zuhr 

prayer. Sometimes a verse or so was audible and he used to prolong the first rak'a more 

than the second and used to do the same in the " Asr and Fajr prayers." 

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Narrated Abu Ma' mar: 

We said to Khabbab "Did Allah's Apostle used to recite in Zuhr and 'Asr prayers?" He 

replied in the affirmative. We said, "How did you come to know about it?" He said, "By 

the movement of his beard." 

1.745: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet used to recite Al-Fatiha along with another Sura in the first 

two rak'at of the Zuhr and 'Asr prayers. A verse or so was audible at times and he used to 

prolong the first rak'a." 

1.746: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: 

My father said, "The Prophet used to prolong the first rak'a of the Zuhr prayer and 

shorten the second one and used to do the same in the Fajr prayer." 

1.747: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Say Amin" when the Imam says it and if the Amin of any one of you 

coincides with that of the angels then all his past sins will be forgiven." Ibn Shihab said, 

"Allah's Apostle used to Say "Amin." 

1.748: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If any one of you says, "Amin" and the angels in the heavens say 

"Amin" and the former coincides with the latter, all his past sins will be forgiven." 

1.749: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Say Amen when the Imam says 'Ghairi 1-maghdubi 'alaihim wala 

d-daalleen' (not the path of those who earn Your Anger (such as Jews) nor of those who 

go astray (such as Christians)); all the past sins of the person whose saying (of Amin) 

coincides with that of the angels, will be forgiven". 

1.750: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

I reached the Prophet in the mosque while he was bowing in prayer and I too bowed 

before joining the row mentioned it to the Prophet and he said to me, "May Allah increase 

your love for the good. But do not repeat it again (bowing in that way). 

1.751: 

Narrated Tmran bin Husain: 

I offered the prayer with 'Ali in Basra and he made us remember the prayer which we 

used to pray with Allah's Apostle. 'Ali said Takbir on each rising and bowing. 

1.752: 

Narrated Abu Salama: 

When Abu Huraira led us in prayer he used to say Takbir on each bowing and rising. On 

the completion of the prayer he used to say, "My prayer is more similar to the prayer of 

Allah's Apostle than that of anyone of you." 

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Tmran bin Husain and I offered the prayer behind "Ali bin Abi Talib. When "Ali 

prostrated, he said the Takbir, when he raised his head, he said the Takbir and when he 

got up for the third rak'a he said the Takbir. On completion of the prayer Tmran took my 

hand and said, "This (i.e. "Ali) made me remember the prayer of Muhammad" Or he said, 

"He led us in a prayer like that of Muhammad." 

1.754: 

Narrated Tkrima: 

I saw a person praying at Muqam-Ibrahim (the place of Abraham by the Ka'ba) and he 

was saying Takbir on every bowing, rising, standing and sitting. I asked Ibn 'Abbas 

(about this prayer). He admonished me saying: "Isn't that the prayer of the Prophet?" 

1.755: 

Narrated Tkrima: 

I prayed behind a Sheikh at Mecca and he said twenty two Takbirs (during the prayer). I 

told Ibn "Abbas that he (i.e. that Sheikh) was foolish. Ibn "Abbas admonished me and 

said, "This is the tradition of Abul-Qasim." And narrated Abu Huraira: Whenever Allah's 

Apostle stood for the prayer, he said Takbir on starting the prayer and then on bowing. On 

rising from bowing he said, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah," and then while standing 

straight he used to say, "Rabbana laka-1 hamd" (Al-Laith said, "(The Prophet said), Wa 

laka 1-hamd'." He used to say Takbir on prostrating and on raising his head from 

prostration; again he would Say Takbir on prostrating and raising his head. He would then 

do the same in the whole of the prayer till it was completed. On rising from the second 

rak'a (after sitting for at-Tahiyyat), he used to say Takbir. 

1.756: 

Narrated Mus'ab bin Sa'd: 

I offered prayer beside my father and approximated both my hands and placed them in 

between the knees. My father told me not to do so and said, "We used to do the same but 

we were forbidden (by the Prophet) to do it and were ordered to place the hands on the 

knees." 

1.757: 

Narrated Zaid bin Wahb: 

Hudhaifa saw a person who was not performing the bowing and prostration perfectly. He 

said to him, "You have not prayed and if you should die you would die on a religion other 

than that of Muhammad." 

1.758: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

The bowing, the prostration the sitting in between the two prostrations and the standing 

after the bowing of the Prophet but not qiyam (standing in the prayer) and qu'ud (sitting 

in the prayer) used to be approximately equal (in duration). 

1.759: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Once the Prophet entered the mosque, a man came in, offered the prayer and greeted the 

Prophet. The Prophet returned his greeting and said to him, "Go back and pray again for 

you have not prayed." The man offered the prayer again, came back and greeted the 

Prophet. He said to him thrice, "Go back and pray again for you have not prayed." The 

man said, "By Him Who has sent you with the truth! I do not know a better way of 



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praying. Kindly teach Me how to pray." He said, "When you stand for the prayer, say 

Takbir and then recite from the Qur'an what you know and then bow with calmness till 

you feel at ease, then rise from bowing till you stand straight. Afterwards prostrate calmly 

till you feel at ease and then raise (your head) and sit with Calmness till you feel at ease 

and then prostrate with calmness till you feel at ease in prostration and do the same in the 

whole of your prayer." 

1.760: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to say in his bowing and prostrations, "Subhanaka 1-lahumma Rabbana 

wa bihamdika; Allahumma ghfir li.' (Exalted [from unbecoming attributes] Are you O 

Allah our Lord, and by Your praise [do I exalt you]. O Allah! Forgive me). 

1.761: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

When the Prophet said, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah," (Allah heard those who sent 

praises to Him), he would say, "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd." On bowing and raising his 

head from it the Prophet used to say Takbir. He also used to say Takbir on rising after the 

two prostrations. (See Hadith No. 656). 

1.762: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the Imam says, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah," you should 

say, "Allahumma Rabbana laka 1-hamd." And if the saying of any one of you coincides 

with that of the angels, all his past sins will be forgiven." 

1.763: 

Narrated Anas: 

The qunut [supplication before going down for prostration] used to be recited in the 

Maghrib and the Fajr prayers. 

1.764: 

Narrated Rifa'a bin Raff Az-Zuraqi: 

One day we were praying behind the Prophet. When he raised his head from bowing, he 

said, "Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah." A man behind him said, "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamdu, 

hamdan kathiran taiyiban mubarakan fihi" (O our Lord! All the praises are for You, many 

good and blessed praises). When the Prophet completed the prayer, he asked, "Who has 

said these words?" The man replied, "I." The Prophet said, "I saw over thirty angels 

competing to write it first." Prophet rose (from bowing) and stood straight till all the 

vertebrae of his spinal column came to a natural position. 

1.765: 

Narrated Thabit: 

Anas used to demonstrate to us the prayer of the Prophet and while demonstrating, he 

used to raise his head from bowing and stand so long that we would say that he had 

forgotten (the prostration). 

1.766: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

The bowing, the prostrations, the period of standing after bowing and the interval 

between the two prostrations of the Prophet used to be equal in duration . 

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Narrated Aiyub: 

Abu Qilaba said, "Malik bin Huwairith used to demonstrate to us the prayer of the 

Prophet at times other than that of the compulsory prayers. So (once) he stood up for 

prayer and performed a perfect Qiyam (standing and reciting from the Holy Qur'an) and 

then bowed and performed bowing perfectly; then he raised his head and stood straight 

for a while." Abu Qilaba added, "Malik bin Huwairith in that demonstration prayed like 

this Sheikh of ours, Abu Yazid." Abu, Yazid used to sit (for a while) on raising his head 

from the second prostration before getting up. 

1.768: 

Narrated Abu Bakr bin "Abdur Rahman Ibn Harith bin Hisham and Abu Salama bin 

' Abdur Rahman: 

Abu Huraira used to say Takbir in all the prayers, compulsory and optional — in the 

month of Ramadan or other months. He used to say Takbir on standing for prayer and on 

bowing; then he would say, "Sami'a 1-lahu liman hamidah," and before prostrating he 

would say "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd." Then he would say Takbir on prostrating and on 

raising his head from the prostration, then another Takbir on prostrating (for the second 

time), and on raising his head from the prostration. He also would say the Takbir on 

standing from the second rak'a. He used to do the same in every rak'a till he completed 

the prayer. On completion of the prayer, he would say, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul 

is! No doubt my prayer is closer to that of Allah's Apostle than yours, and this was His 

prayer till he left this world." And Abu Huraira said, "When Allah's Apostle raised his 

head from (bowing) he used to say "Sami'a 1-lahu liman hamidah, Rabbana wa laka 1- 

hamd." He Would invoke Allah for some people by naming them: "O Allah! Save Al- 

Walid bin Al-Walid and Salama bin Hisham and "Aiyash bin Abi Rabi'a and the weak 

and the helpless people among the faithful believers O Allah! Be hard on the tribe of 

Mudar and let them suffer from famine years like that of the time of Joseph." In those 

days the Eastern section of the tribe of Mudar was against the Prophet. 

1.769: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle fell from a horse and the right side of his body was injured. We went to 

inquire about his health meanwhile it was time for the prayer and he led the prayer sitting 

and we also prayed while sitting. On completion of the prayer he said, "The Imam is to be 

followed; say Takbir when he says it; bow when he bows; rise when he rises and when he 

says "Sami'a 1-lahu liman hamidah," say, "Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd", and prostrate if he 

prostrates." Sufyan narrated the same from Ma" mar. Ibn Juraij said that his (the Prophet's) 

right leg had been injured. 

1.770: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?" 

He replied, "Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) 

night?" They replied, "No, O Allah's Apostle!" He said, "Do you have any doubt in seeing 

the sun when there are no clouds?" They replied in the negative. He said, "You will see 

Allah (your Lord) in the same way. On the Day of Resurrection, people will be gathered 

and He will order the people to follow what they used to worship. So some of them will 

follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only 



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this nation (Muslims) will be left with its hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, 'I 
am Your Lord.' They will say, 'We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and 
when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him. Then Allah will come to them again 
and say, 'I am your Lord.' They will say, 'You are our Lord.' Allah will call them, and As- 
Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the 
Apostles to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to 
speak and they will be saying then, 'O Allah! Save us. O Allah Save us.' 
There will be hooks like the thorns of Sa'dan [??] in Hell. Have you seen the thorns of 
Sa'dan [??]?" The people said, "Yes." He said, "These hooks will be like the thorns of 
Sa'dan [??] but nobody except Allah knows their greatness in size and these will entangle 
the people according to their deeds; some of them will fall and stay in Hell forever; others 
will receive punishment (torn into small pieces) and will get out of Hell, till when Allah 
intends mercy on whomever He likes amongst the people of Hell, He will order the angels 
to take out of Hell those who worshipped none but Him alone. The angels will take them 
out by recognizing them from the traces of prostrations, for Allah has forbidden the (Hell) 
fire to eat away those traces. So they will come out of the Fire, it will eat away from the 
whole of the human body except the marks of the prostrations. At that time they will 
come out of the Fire as mere skeletons. The Water of Life will be poured on them and as 
a result they will grow like the seeds growing on the bank of flowing water. 
Then when Allah had finished from the Judgments amongst his creations, one man will 
be left between Hell and Paradise and he will be the last man from the people of Hell to 
enter paradise. He will be facing Hell, and will say, 'O Allah! Turn my face from the fire 
as its wind has dried me and its steam has burnt me.' Allah will ask him, "Will you ask for 
anything more in case this favor is granted to you?' He will say, "No by Your (Honor) 
Power!" And he will give to his Lord (Allah) what he will of the pledges and the 
covenants. Allah will then turn his face from the Fire. When he will face Paradise and 
will see its charm, he will remain quiet as long as Allah will. He then will say, 'O my 
Lord! Let me go to the gate of Paradise.' Allah will ask him, 'Didn't you give pledges and 
make covenants (to the effect) that you would not ask for anything more than what you 
requested at first?' He will say, 'O my Lord! Do not make me the most wretched, amongst 
Your creatures.' Allah will say, 'If this request is granted, will you then ask for anything 
else?' He will say, TSfo! By Your Power! I shall not ask for anything else.' Then he will 
give to his Lord what He will of the pledges and the covenants. 

Allah will then let him go to the gate of Paradise. On reaching then and seeing its life, 
charm, and pleasure, he will remain quiet as long as Allah wills and then will say, 'O my 
Lord ! Let me enter Paradise.' Allah will say, May Allah be merciful unto you, O son of 
Adam! How treacherous you are! Haven't you made covenants and given pledges that you 
will not ask for anything more that what you have been given?' He will say, 'O my Lord! 
Do not make me the most wretched amongst Your creatures.' So Allah will laugh and 
allow him to enter Paradise and will ask him to request as much as he likes. He will do so 
till all his desires have been fulfilled . Then Allah will say, 'Request more of such and 
such things.' Allah will remind him and when all his desires and wishes; have been 
fulfilled, Allah will say "All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides." Abu 
Sa'id Al-Khudri, said to Abu Huraira, Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, 'That is for you 
and ten times more like it.' "Abu Huraira said, "I do not remember from Allah's Apostle 



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except (his saying), 'All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides." Abu Sa'id 

said, "I heard him saying, 'That is for you and ten times more the like of it." 

1.771: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Malik bin Buhaina: 

Whenever the Prophet used to offer prayer he used to keep arms away (from the body) so 

that the whiteness of his armpits was visible. 

1.772: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

Hudhaifa said, "I saw a person not performing his bowing and prostrations perfectly. 

When he completed the prayer, I told him that he had not prayed." I think that Hudhaifa 

added (i.e. said to the man), "Had you died, you would have died on a tradition other than 

that of the Prophet Muhammad." 

1.773: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was ordered (by Allah) to prostrate on seven parts and not to tuck up the 

clothes or hair (while praying). Those parts are: the forehead (along with the tip of nose), 

both hands, both knees, and (toes of) both feet. 

1.774: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "We have been ordered to prostrates on seven bones and not to tuck up 

the clothes or hair." 

1.775: 

Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib: 

(He was not a liar) We used to pray behind the Prophet and when he said, "Samfa 1-lahu 

liman hamidah", none of us would bend his back (to go for prostration) till the Prophet 

had placed his, forehead on the ground. 

1.776: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "I have been ordered to prostrate on seven bones i.e. on the forehead 

along with the tip of the nose and the Prophet pointed towards his nose, both hands, both 

knees and the toes of both feet and not to gather the clothes or the hair." 

1.777: 

Narrated Abu Salama: 

Once I went to Abu- Sa'id Al-Khudri and asked him, "Won't you come with us to the 

date-palm trees to have a talk?" So Abu Sa'id went out and I asked him, "Tell me what 

you heard from the Prophet about the Night of Qadr." Abu Sa'id replied, "Once Allah's 

Apostle performed Ftikaf (seclusion) on the first ten days of the month of Ramadan and 

we did the same with him. Gabriel came to him and said, 'The night you are looking for is 

ahead of you.' So the Prophet performed the Ftikaf in the middle (second) ten days of the 

month of Ramadan and we too performed Ttikaf with him. Gabriel came to him and said, 

'The night which you are looking for is ahead of you.' In the morning of the 20th of 

Ramadan the Prophet delivered a sermon saying, 'Whoever has performed Ftikaf with me 

should continue it. I have been shown the Night of "Qadr", but have forgotten its date, but 

it is in the odd nights of the last ten nights. I saw in my dream that I was prostrating in 

mud and water.' In those days the roof of the mosque was made of branches of date-palm 



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trees. At that time the sky was clear and no cloud was visible, but suddenly a cloud came 

and it rained. The Prophet led us in the prayer and I saw the traces of mud on the forehead 

and on the nose of Allah's Apostle. So it was the confirmation of that dream." 

1.778: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

The people used to pray with the Prophet tying their Izars around their necks because of 

their small sizes and the women were directed that they should not raise their heads from 

the prostrations till the men had sat straight. 

1.779: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was ordered to prostrate on seven bony parts and not to tuck up his clothes or 

hair. 

1.780: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "I have been ordered to prostrate on seven (bones) and not to tuck up 

the hair or garment." 

1.781: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to say frequently in his bowing and prostrations "Subhanaka 1-lahumma 

Rabbana wa bihamdika, Allahumma ghfir li" (Exalted [from unbecoming attributes] Are 

you O Allah our Lord, and by Your praise [do I exalt you]. O Allah! Forgive me). In this 

way [??] he was acting on what was explained to him in the Holy Qur'an. 

1.782: 

Narrated Abu Qilaba: 

Once Malik bin Huwairith said to his friends, "Shall I show you how Allah's Apostle used 

to offer his prayers?" And it was not the time for any of the compulsory congregational 

prayers. So he stood up (for the prayer) bowed and said the Takbir, then he raised his 

head and remained standing for a while and then prostrated and raised his head for a 

while (sat up for a while). He prayed like our Sheikh ' Amr Ibn Salama. (Aiyub said, "The 

latter used to do a thing which I did not see the people doing i.e. he used to sit between 

the third and the fourth rak'a). Malik bin Huwairith said, "We came to the Prophet (after 

embracing Islam) and stayed with him. He said to us, 'When you go back to your families, 

pray such and such a prayer at such and such a time, pray such and such a prayer at such 

and such a time, and when there is the time for the prayer then only of you should 

pronounce the Adhan for the prayer and the oldest of you should lead the prayer." 

1.783: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

The time taken by the Prophet in prostrations, bowing, and the sitting interval between 

the two prostrations was about the same. 

1.784: 

Narrated Thabit: 

Anas said, "I will leave no stone unturned in making you offer the prayer as I have seen 

the Prophet making us offer it." Anas used to do a thing which I have not seen you doing. 

He used to stand after the bowing for such a long time that one would think that he had 



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forgotten (the prostrations) and he used to sit in-between the prostrations so long that one 

would think that he had forgotten the second prostration. 

1.785: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Be straight in the prostrations and none of you should put his forearms 

on the ground (in the prostration) like a dog." 

1.786: 

Narrated Malik bin Huwairith Al-Laithi: 

I saw the Prophet praying and in the odd rak'at, he used to sit for a moment before getting 

up. 

1.787: 

Narrated Aiyub: 

Abu Qilaba said, "Malik bin Huwairith came to us and led us in the prayer in this mosque 

of ours and said, 'I lead you in prayer but I do not want to offer the prayer but just to show 

you how Allah's Apostle performed his prayers." I asked Abu Qilaba, "How was the 

prayer of Malik bin Huwairith?" He replied, "Like the prayer of this Sheikh of ours— i.e. 

"Amr bin Salima." That Sheikh used to pronounce the Takbir perfectly and when he 

raised his head from the second prostration he would sit for a while and then support 

himself on the ground and get up. 

1.788: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Harith: 

Abu SaTd led us in the prayer and said the Takbir aloud on arising from the prostration, 

and on prostrating, on rising again, and on getting up from the second rak'a. Abu Sa'id 

said, "I saw the Prophet doing the same." 

1.789: 

Narrated Mutarrif: 

Tmran and I prayed behind " Ali bin Abi Talib and he said Takbir on prostrating, on rising 

and on getting up after the two rak'at (i.e. after the second rak'a). When the prayer was 

finished, Tmran took me by the hand and said, "He CAli) has prayed the prayer of 

Muhammad" (or said, "He made us remember the prayer of Muhammad). 

1.790: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Abdullah: 

I saw "Abdullah bin "Umar crossing his legs while sitting in the prayer and I, a mere 

youngster in those days, did the same. Ibn 'Umar forbade me to do so, and said, "The 

proper way is to keep the right foot propped up and bend the left in the prayer." I said 

questioningly, "But you are doing so (crossing the legs)." He said, "My feet cannot bear 

my weight." 

1.791: 

Narrated Muhammad bin ' Amr bin ' Ata': 

I was sitting with some of the companions of Allah's Apostle and we were discussing 

about the way of praying of the Prophet. Abu Humaid As-Sa"idi said, "I remember the 

prayer of Allah's Apostle better than any one of you. I saw him raising both his hands up 

to the level of the shoulders on saying the Takbir; and on bowing he placed his hands on 

both knees and bent his back straight, then he stood up straight from bowing till all the 

vertebrate took their normal positions. In prostrations, he placed both his hands on the 



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ground with the forearms away from the ground and away from his body, and his toes 

were facing the Qibla. On sitting In the second rak'a he sat on his left foot and propped 

up the right one; and in the last rak'a he pushed his left foot forward and kept the other 

foot propped up and sat over the buttocks." 

1.792: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buhaina: 

(he was from the tribe of Uzd Shanu'a [??] and was the ally of the tribe of 'Abdul-Manaf 

and was one of the companions of the Prophet): Once the Prophet led us in the Zuhr 

prayer and stood up after the second rak'a and did not sit down. The people stood up with 

him. When the prayer was about to end and the people were waiting for him to say the 

Taslim, he said Takbir while sitting and prostrated twice before saying the Taslim and 

then he said the Taslim." 

1.793: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Malik bin Buhaina: 

Once Allah's Apostle led us in the Zuhr prayer and got up (after the prostrations of the 

second rak'a) although he should have sat (for the Tashahhud). So at the end of the 

prayer, he prostrated twice while sitting (prostrations of Sahu). 

1.794: 

Narrated Shaqiq bin Salama: 

'Abdullah said, "Whenever we prayed behind the Prophet we used to recite (in sitting) 

'Peace be on Gabriel, Michael, peace be on so and so. Once Allah's Apostle looked back 

at us and said, Allah Himself is As-Salam (Peace), and if anyone of you prays then he 

should say, at-Tahiyatu li 1-lahi wa s-salawatu wa t-taiyibat. As-salamu 'alalika aiyuha n- 

Nabiyu wa rahmatu 1-lahi wa barakatuh. As-salamu 'alaina wa 'ala 'ibadi 1-lahi s-salihin. 

(All the compliments, prayers and good things are due to Allah; peace be on you, O 

Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings [be on you]. Peace be on us an on the pious 

subjects of Allah). (If you say that, it will reach all the subjects in the heaven and the 

earth). Ash-hadu al-la ilaha ilia 1-lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan 'Abduhu wa 

Rasuluh. (I testify that there is no Deity [worthy of worship] but Allah, and I testify that 

Muhammad is His slave and His Apostle). 

1.795: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle used to invoke Allah in the prayer saying 

"Allahumma inni a'udhu bika min 'adhabi 1-qabr, wa a'udhu bika min fitnati 1-masihi d- 

dajjal, wa a'udhu bika min fitnati 1-mahya wa fitnati 1-mamat. Allahumma inni a'udhu 

bika mina 1-ma'thami wa 1-maghram. (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the 

punishment of the grave, from the afflictions of the imposter-Messiah, and from the 

afflictions of life and death. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from sins and from debt)." 

Somebody said to him, "Why do you so frequently seek refuge with Allah from being in 

debt?" The Prophet replied, "A person in debt tells lies whenever he speaks, and breaks 

promises whenever he makes (them)." ' Aisha also narrated: I heard Allah's Apostle in his 

prayer seeking refuge with Allah from the afflictions of Ad-Dajjal. 

1.796: 

Narrated Abu Bakr As-Siddiq: 



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I asked Allah's Apostle to teach me an invocation so that I may invoke Allah with it in my 

prayer. He told me to say, "Allahumma inni zalumtu nafsi zulman kathiran, Wala 

yaghfiru dh-dhunuba ilia anta, fa ghfir li maghfiratan min Tndika, wa r-hamni, innaka 

anta 1-ghafuru r-rahim (O Allah! I have done great injustice to myself and none except 

You forgives sins, so bestow on me a forgiveness from You, and Have Mercy on me, You 

are the Forgiver, the Merciful). 

1.797: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

When we prayed with the Prophet we used to say, "Peace be on Allah from His slaves and 

peace be on so and so." The Prophet said, "Don't say As-Salam be on Allah, for He 

Himself is As-Salam, but say, at-tahiyatu li 1-lahi wa s-salawatu wa t-taiyibat. As-salamu 

'alaika aiyuha n-Nabiyu wa rahmatu 1-lahi wa barakatuh. As-salamu 'alaina wa "ala Tbadi 

1-lahi s-salihin. (If you say this then it will reach all the slaves in heaven or between 

heaven and earth). Ash-hadu al la-ilaha ilia 1-lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan 

'Abduhu wa Rasuluh.' Then select the invocation you like best and recite it." (See Hadith 

No. 794, 795 & 796). 

1.798: 

Narrated Abu SaTd Al-Khudri: 

I saw Allah's Apostle prostrating in mud and water and saw the mark of mud on his 

forehead. 

1.799: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle finished his prayers with Taslim, the women would get up and 

he would stay on for a while in his place before getting up. Ibn Shihab said, "I think (and 

Allah knows better), that the purpose of his stay was that the women might leave before 

the men who had finished their prayer. " 

1.800: 

Narrated Ttban bin Malik: 

We prayed with the Prophet and used to finish our prayer with the Taslim along with him. 

1.801: 

Narrated Mahmud bin Ar-Rabf : 

I remember Allah's Apostle and also the mouthful of water which he took from a bucket 

in our house and ejected (on me). I heard from Ttban bin Malik Al-Ansari, who was one 

from Bani Salim, saying, "I used to lead my tribe of Bani Salim in prayer. Once I went to 

the Prophet and said to him, 'I have weak eyesight and at times the rainwater flood 

intervenes between me and the mosque of my tribe and I wish that you would come to my 

house and pray at some place so that I could take that place as a place for praying 

(mosque). He said, "Allah willing, I shall do that." Next day Allah's Apostle along with 

Abu Bakr, came to my house after the sun had risen high and he asked permission to 

enter. I gave him permission, but he didn't sit till he said to me, "Where do you want me 

to pray in your house?" I pointed to a place in the house where I wanted him to pray. So 

he stood up for the prayer and we aligned behind him. He completed the prayer with 

Taslim and we did the same simultaneously." 

1.802: 

Narrated Abu Ma'bad: 



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(the freed slave of Ibn "Abbas) Ibn 'Abbas told me, "In the lifetime of the Prophet it was 

the custom to celebrate Allah's praises aloud after the compulsory congregational 

prayers." Ibn "Abbas further said, "When I heard the Dhikr, I would learn that the 

compulsory congregational prayer had ended." 

1.803: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

I used to recognize the completion of the prayer of the Prophet by hearing Takbir. 

1.804: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Some poor people came to the Prophet and said, "The wealthy people will get higher 

grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us and fast as we do. They 

have more money by which they perform the Hajj, and 'Umra; fight and struggle in 

Allah's Cause and give in charity." The Prophet said, "Shall I not tell you a thing upon 

which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody 

would overtake you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live 

except those who would do the same. Say "Subhana 1-lah", "Al hamdu li 1-lah" and 

"Allahu Akbar" thirty three times each after every (compulsory) prayer." We differed and 

some of us said that we should say, "Subhan-al-lah" thirty three times and "Al hamdu li 1- 

lah" thirty three times and "Allahu Akbar" thirty four times. I went to the Prophet who 

said, "Say, "Subhan-al-lah" and "Al hamdu li 1-lah" and "Allahu Akbar" all together [??], 

thirty three times." 

1.805: 

Narrated Warrad: 

(the clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba) Once Al-Mughira dictated to me in a letter 

addressed to Muawiya that the Prophet used to say after every compulsory prayer, "La 

ilaha ilia 1-lahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu 1-mulku wa lahu 1-hamdu, wa huwa "ala 

kulli shay'in qadir. Allahumma la manfa lima a'taita, wa la mu'tiya lima mana"ta, wa la 

yanfa'u dhal-jaddi minka 1-jadd. [There is no Deity but Allah, Alone, no Partner to Him. 

His is the Kingdom and all praise, and Omnipotent is he. O Allah! Nobody can hold back 

what you gave, nobody can give what You held back, and no straggler's effort can benefit 

against You]." And Al-Hasan said, "Al-jadd means prosperity [??]." 

1.806: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundub: 

The Prophet used to face us on completion of the prayer. 

1.807: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: 

The Prophet led us in the Fajr prayer at Hudaibiya after a rainy night. On completion of 

the prayer, he faced the people and said, "Do you know what your Lord has said 

(revealed)?" The people replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "Allah 

has said, 'In this morning some of my slaves remained as true believers and some became 

non-believers; whoever said that the rain was due to the Blessings and the Mercy of Allah 

had belief in Me and he disbelieves in the stars, and whoever said that it rained because of 

a particular star had no belief in Me but believes in that star.' " 

1.808: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 



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Once the Prophet delayed the Tsha' prayer until midnight and then came to us. Having 

prayed he faced us and said, "The people had prayed and slept but you were in the prayer 

as long as you were waiting for it." 

1.809: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

"The Prophet after finishing the prayer with Taslim used to stay at his place for a while." 

Ibn Shihab said, "I think (and Allah knows better), that he used to wait for the departure 

of the women who had prayed." Ibn Shihab wrote that he had heard it from Hind bint Al- 

Harith Al-Firasiya from Um Salama, the wife of the Prophet (Hind was from the 

companions of Um Salama) who said, "When the Prophet finished the prayer with 

Taslim, the women would depart and enter their houses before Allah's Apostle departed." 

1.810: 

Narrated 'Uqba: 

I offered the 'Asr prayer behind the Prophet at Medina. When he had finished the prayer 

with Taslim, he got up hurriedly and went out by crossing the rows of the people to one 

of the dwellings of his wives. The people got scared at his speed . The Prophet came back 

and found the people surprised at his haste and said to them, "I remembered a piece of 

gold Lying in my house and I did not like it to divert my attention from Allah's worship, 

so I have ordered it to be distributed (in charity). 

1.811: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

You should not give away a part of your prayer to Satan by thinking that it is necessary to 

depart (after finishing the prayer) from one's right side only; I have seen the Prophet often 

leave from the left side. 

1.812: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

During the holy battle of Khaibar the Prophet said, "Whoever ate from this plant (i.e. 

garlic) should not enter our mosque." 

1.813: 

Narrated 'Ata': 

I heard Jabir bin "Abdullah saying, "The Prophet said, Whoever eats (from) this plant (he 

meant garlic) should keep away from our mosque." I said, "What does he mean by that?" 

He replied, "I think he means only raw garlic." 

1.814: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or 

should remain in his house." (Jabir bin 'Abdullah, in another narration said, "Once a big 

pot containing cooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from 

it, the Prophet asked, What is in it?' He was told all the names of the vegetables that were 

in it. The Prophet ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who 

were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said, 'Eat. (I don't eat) for 

I converse with those whom you don't converse with (i.e. the angels). 

1.815: 

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz: 



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A man asked Anas, "What did you hear from the Prophet about garlic?" He said, "The 

Prophet said, 'Whoever has eaten this plant should neither come near us nor pray with 

us." 

1.816: 

Narrated Sulaiman Ash-Shaibam [Shaibani??]: 

I heard Ash-Shu"bi saying, "A person who was accompanying the Prophet passed by a 

grave that was separated from the other graves told me that the Prophet once led the 

people in the (funeral) prayer and the people had aligned behind him. I said, "O Aba 

'Amr! Who told you about it?" He said, "Ibn 'Abbas." 

1.817: 

Narrated Abu Sa"id Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet said, "Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim 

reaching the age of puberty." 

1.818: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

One night I slept at the house of my aunt Maimuna and the Prophet slept (too). He got up 

(for prayer) in the last hours of the night and performed a light ablution from a hanging 

leather skin. ("Amr, the sub-narrator described that the ablution was very light). Then he 

stood up for prayer and I got up too and performed the ablution in the same way and 

joined him on his left side. He pulled me to the right and prayed as much as Allah will. 

Then he lay down and slept and I heard his breath sounds till the Mu'adh-dhin came to 

him to inform him about the (Fajr) prayer. He left with him for the prayer and prayed 

without repeating the ablution. (Sufyan the sub-narrator said: We said to "Amr, "Some 

people say, 'The eyes of the Prophet sleep but his heart never sleeps.' " 'Amr said, "TJbai 

bin "Umar said, 'The dreams of the Prophets are Divine Inspirations. Then he recited, '(O 

my son), I have seen in dream that I was slaughtering you (offering you in sacrifice).") 

(37.102) 

1.819: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

My grandmother Mulaika invited Allah's Apostle for a meal which she had prepared 

specially for him. He ate some of it and said, "Get up. I shall lead you in the prayer." I 

brought a mat that had become black owing to excessive use and I sprinkled water on it. 

Allah's Apostle stood on it and prayed two rak"at; and the orphan was with me (in the first 

row), and the old lady stood behind us. 

1.820: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I came riding a she-ass and I, then, had just attained the age of puberty. Allah's 

Apostle was leading the people in prayer at Mina facing no wall. I passed in front of the 

row and let loose the she-ass for grazing and joined the row and no one objected to my 

deed. 

1.821: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once Allah's Apostle delayed the Tsha' prayer till "Umar informed him that the women 

and children had slept. Then Allah's Apostle came out and said: "None from amongst the 



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dwellers of earth have prayed this prayer except you." In those days none but the people 

of Medina prayed. 

1.822: 

Narrated ' Abdur Rahman bin " Abis: 

A person asked Ibn 'Abbas, "Have you ever presented yourself at the ("Id) prayer with 

Allah's Apostle?" He replied, "Yes." And had it not been for my kinship (position) with 

the Prophet it would not have been possible for me to do so (for he was too young). The 

Prophet went to the mark near the house of Kathir bin As-Salt and delivered a sermon. He 

then went towards the women. He advised and reminded them and asked them to give 

alms. So the woman would bring her hand near her neck and take off her necklace and 

put it in the garment of Bilal. Then the Prophet and Bilal came to the house." 

1.823: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once Allah's Apostle delayed the Tsha' prayer till 'Umar informed him that the women 

and children had slept. The Prophet came out and said, "None except you from amongst 

the dwellers of earth is waiting for this prayer." In those days, there was no prayer except 

in Medina and they used to pray the Tsha' prayer between the disappearance of the 

twilight and the first third of the night. 

1.824: 

Narrated Ibn TJmar: 

The Prophet said, "If your women ask permission to go to the mosque at night, allow 

them." 

1.825: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

(the wife of the Prophet) In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle the women used to get up 

when they finished their compulsory prayers with Taslim. The Prophet and the men 

would stay on at their places as long as Allah will. When the Prophet got up, the men 

would then get up. 

1.826: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When Allah's Apostle finished the Fajr prayer, the women would leave covered in their 

sheets and were not recognized owing to the darkness. 

1.827: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada Al-Ansari: 

My father said, "Allah's Apostle said, "Whenever I stand for prayer, I want to prolong it 

but on hearing the cries of a child, I would shorten it as I dislike to put its mother in 

trouble." 

1.828: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Had Allah's Apostle known what the women were doing, he would have forbidden them 

from going to the mosque as the women of Bani Israel had been forbidden. Yahya bin 

Sa'id (a sub-narrator) asked 'Amra (another sub-narrator), "Were the women of Bani 

Israel forbidden?" She replied "Yes." 

1.829: 

Narrated Um Salama: 



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Whenever Allah's Apostle completed the prayer with Taslim, the women used to get up 

immediately and Allah's Apostle would remain at his place for someone before getting 

up. (The sub-narrator (Az-Zuhri) said, "We think, and Allah knows better, that he did so, 

so that the women might leave before men could get in touch with them). 

1.830: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet prayed in the house of Um Sulaim; and I, along with an orphan stood behind 

him while Um Sulaim (stood) behind us. 

1.831: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the Fajr prayer when it was still dark and the believing 

women used to return (after finishing their prayer) and nobody could recognize them 

owing to darkness, or they could not recognize one another. 

1.832: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah: 

My father said, "The Prophet said, 'If the wife of any one of you asks permission (to go to 

the mosque) do not forbid her." 

Volume 2 

2.1: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) saying, "We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will 

be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the 

Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was 

made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it 

(Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews' (holy day is) 

tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians' (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday)." 

2.2: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Anyone of you attending the Friday (prayers) should take 

a bath." 

2.3: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

While 'Umar bin Al-Khattab was standing and delivering the sermon on a Friday, one of 

the companions of the Prophet, who was one of the foremost Muhajirs (emigrants) came. 

"Umar said to him, "What is the time now?" He replied, "I was busy and could not go 

back to my house till I heard the Adhan. I did not perform more than the ablution." 

Thereupon "Umar said to him, "Did you perform only the ablution although you know 

that Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) used to order us to take a bath (on Fridays)?" 

2.4: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every 

male (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty." 

2.5: 

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I testify that Allah's Apostle said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every 

male Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and (also) the cleaning of his teeth with 

Siwak, and the using of perfume if it is available." 'Amr (a sub-narrator) said, "I confirm 

that the taking of a bath is compulsory, but as for the Siwak and the using of perfume, 

Allah knows better whether it is obligatory or not, but according to the Hadith it is as 

above.") 

2.6: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of 

Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed 

a camel (in Allah's cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had 

sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a 

horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and 

whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam 

comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the angels present themselves to listen to the 

Khutba." 

2.7: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

While 'Umar (bin Al-Khattab) was delivering the Khutba on a Friday, a man entered (the 

mosque). 'Umar asked him, "What has detained you from the prayer?" The man said, "It 

was only that when I heard the Adhan I performed ablution (for the prayer)." On that 

'Umar said, "Did you not hear the Prophet saying: Anyone of you going out for the 

Jumua prayer should take a bath'?". 

2.8: 

Narrated Salman-Al-Farsi: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as 

he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then 

proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the 

mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while 

the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday 

would be forgiven." 

2.9: 

Narrated Tawus: 

I said to Ibn 'Abbas, "The people are narrating that the Prophet said, 'Take a bath on 

Friday and wash your heads (i.e. take a thorough bath) even though you were not Junub 

and use perfume'." On that Ibn 'Abbas replied, "I know about the bath, (i.e. it is essential) 

but I do not know about the perfume (i.e. whether it is essential or not.) 

2.10: 

Narrated Tawus: 

Ibn 'Abbas mentioned the statement of the Prophet regarding the taking of a bath on 

Friday and then I asked him whether the Prophet (p.b.u.h) had ordered perfume or (hair) 

oil to be used if they could be found in one's house. He (Ibn 'Abbas) replied that he did 

not know about it. 

2.11: 

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'Umar bin Al-Khattab saw a silken cloak (being sold) at the gate of the Mosque and said 

to Allah's Apostle, "I wish you would buy this to wear on Fridays and also on occasions 

of the arrivals of the delegations." Allah's Apostle replied, "This will be worn by a person 

who will have no share (reward) in the Hereafter." Later on similar cloaks were given to 

Allah's Apostle and he gave one of them to "Umar bin Al-Khattab. On that "Umar said, 

"O Allah's Apostle! You have given me this cloak although on the cloak of Atarid (a 

cloak merchant who was selling that silken cloak at the gate of the mosque) you passed 

such and such a remark." Allah's Apostle replied, "I have not given you this to wear". And 

so "Umar bin Al-Khattab gave it to his pagan brother in Mecca to wear. 

2.12: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would 

have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer." 

2.13: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle I said, "I have told you repeatedly to (use) the Siwak. (The Prophet put 

emphasis on the use of the Siwak.) 

2.14: 

Narrated Hudhaifa: 

When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) got up at night (for the night prayer), he used to clean his 

mouth . 

2.15: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

"Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr came holding a Siwak with which he was cleaning his 

teeth. Allah's Apostle looked at him. I requested " Abdur-Rahman to give the Siwak to me 

and after he gave it to me I divided it, chewed it and gave it to Allah's Apostle. Then he 

cleaned his teeth with it and (at that time) he was resting against my chest. 

2.16: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet used to recite the following in the Fajr prayer of Friday, "Alif, Lam, Mim, 

Tanzil" (Surat-as-Sajda #32) and "Hal-ata-ala-1-Insani" (i.e. Surah-Ad-Dahr #76). 

2.17: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The first Jumua prayer which was offered after a Jumua prayer offered at the mosque of 

Allah's Apostle took place in the mosque of the tribe of "Abdul Qais at Jawathi in 

Bahrain. 

2.18: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "All of you are Guardians." Yunis said: Ruzaiq bin 

Hukaim wrote to Ibn Shihab while I was with him at Wadi-al-Qura saying, "Shall I lead 

the Jumua prayer?" Ruzaiq was working on the land (i.e. farming) and there was a group 

of Sudanese people and some others with him; Ruzaiq was then the Governor of Aila. Ibn 

Shihab wrote (to Ruzaiq) ordering him to lead the Jumua prayer and telling him that 

Salim told him that "Abdullah bin "Umar had said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, All of 

you are guardians and responsible for your wards and the things under your care. The 



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Imam (i.e. ruler) is the guardian of his subjects and is responsible for them and a man is 

the guardian of his family and is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her 

husband's house and is responsible for it. A servant is the guardian of his master's 

belongings and is responsible for them.' I thought that he also said, A man is the guardian 

of his father's property and is responsible for it. All of you are guardians and responsible 

for your wards and the things under your care." 

2.19: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Anyone of you coming for the Jumua prayer should take 

a bath." 

2.20: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim 

who has attained the age of puberty." 

2.21: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said "We are the last (to come amongst the nations) but (will be) the 

foremost on the Day of Resurrection. They were given the Holy Scripture before us and 

we were given the Qur'an after them. And this was the day (Friday) about which they 

differed and Allah gave us the guidance (for that). So tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) is the 

Jews' (day), and the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday) is the Christians'." The Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) remained silent (for a while) and then said, "It is obligatory for every Muslim 

that he should take a bath once in seven days, when he should wash his head and body." 

Narrated Abu Huraira through different narrators that the Prophet said, "It is Allah's right 

on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days." 

2.22: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Allow women to go to the Mosques at night." 

2.23: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

One of the wives of "Umar (bin Al-Khattab) used to offer the Fajr and the Tsha' prayer in 

congregation in the Mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she 

knew that "Umar disliked it, and he has great ghaira (self-respect). She replied, "What 

prevents him from stopping me from this act?" The other replied, "The statement of 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) : 'Do not stop Allah's women-slave from going to Allah s 

Mosques' prevents him." 

2.24: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Seereen: 

On a rainy day Ibn 'Abbas said to his Mu'adh-dhin, "After saying, Ash-hadu anna 

Muhammadan Rasulullah' (I testify that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle), do not say 'Haiya 

Alas-Salat' (come for the prayer) but say 'Pray in your houses'." (The man did so). But the 

people disliked it. Ibn 'Abbas said, "It was done by one who was much better than I (i.e. 

the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ). No doubt, the Jumua prayer is compulsory but I dislike to put you 

to task by bringing you out walking in mud and slush." 

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Narrated Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) The people used to come from their abodes and from Al-'Awali 

(i.e. outskirts of Medina up to a distance of four miles or more from Medina). They used 

to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust; so sweat 

used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah's Apostle who was in my house. 

The Prophet said to him, "I wish that you keep yourself clean on this day of yours (i.e. 

take a bath)." 

2.26: 

Narrated Yahya bin Sa'id: 

I asked ' Amra about taking a bath on Fridays. She replied, " Aisha said, 'The people used 

to work (for their livelihood) and whenever they went for the Jumua prayer, they used to 

go to the mosque in the same shape as they had been in work. So they were asked to take 

a bath on Friday.' " 

2.27: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet used to offer the Jumua prayer immediately after midday. 

2.28: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to offer the Jumua prayer early and then have an afternoon nap. 

2.29: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet used to offer the prayer earlier if it was very cold; and if it was very hot he 

used to delay the prayer, i.e. the Jumua prayer. 

2.30: 

Narrated Abu ' Abs: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "Anyone whose feet are covered with dust in Allah's cause, 

shall be saved by Allah from the Hell-Fire." 

2.31: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

heard Allah's Apostles (p.b.u.h) saying, "If the prayer is started do not run for it but just 

walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed. " 

2.32: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada on the authority of his father: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Do not stand up (for prayer) unless you see me, and observe 

calmness and solemnity". 

2.33: 

Narrated Salman Al-Farsi: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as 

much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the 

prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the 

Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam 

delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be 

forgiven." 

2.34: 

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I heard Nazi' saying, "Ibn "Umar, said, 'The Prophet forbade that a man should make 

another man to get up to sit in his place' ". I said to Naff, 'Is it for Jumua prayer only?' He 

replied, "For Jumua prayer and any other (prayer)." 

2.35: 

Narrated As-Saib bin Yazid: 

In the lifetime of the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, the Adhan for the Jumua prayer used 

to be pronounced when the Imam sat on the pulpit. But during the Caliphate of 'Uthman 

when the Muslims increased in number, a third Adhan at Az-Zaura' was added. Abu 

'Abdullah said, "Az-Zaura' is a place in the market of Medina." 

2.36: 

Narrated As-Saib bin Yazid: 

The person who increased the number of Adhans for the Jumua prayers to three was 

'Uthman bin "Affan and it was when the number of the (Muslim) people of Medina had 

increased. In the lifetime of the Prophet I there was only one Mu'adh-dhin and the Adhan 

used to be pronounced only after the Imam had taken his seat (i.e. on the pulpit). 

2.37: 

Narrated Abu Umama bin Sahl bin Hunaif: 

I heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan (repeating the statements of the Adhan) while he was 

sitting on the pulpit. When the Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan saying, "Allahu- 

Akbar, Allahu Akbar", Muawiya said: "Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar." And when the 

Mu'adh-dhin said, "Ash-hadu an la ilaha illal-lah (I testify that none has the right to be 

worshipped but Allah)", Muawiya said, "And (so do) I". When he said, "Ash-hadu anna 

Muhammadan Rasulullah" (I testify that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle), Muawiya said, 

"And (so do) I". When the Adhan was finished, Muawiya said, "O people, when the 

Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan I heard Allah's Apostle on this very pulpit saying 

what you have just heard me saying". 

2.38: 

Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid I : 

'Uthman bin 'Affan introduced the second Adhan on Fridays when the number of the 

people in the mosque increased. Previously the Adhan on Fridays used to be pronounced 

only after the Imam had taken his seat (on the pulpit). 

2.39: 

Narrated Az-Zuhri: 

I heard As-Saib bin Yazid, saying, "In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, and Abu Bakr and 

'Umar, the Adhan for the Jumua prayer used to be pronounced after the Imam had taken 

his seat on the pulpit. But when the people increased in number during the caliphate of 

'Uthman, he introduced a third Adhan (on Friday for the Jumua prayer) and it was 

pronounced at Az-Zaura' and that new state of affairs remained so in the succeeding 

years. 

2.40: 

Narrated Abu Hazim bin Dinar: 

Some people went to Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa"idi and told him that they had different 

opinions regarding the wood of the pulpit. They asked him about it and he said, "By 

Allah, I know of what wood the pulpit was made, and no doubt I saw it on the very first 

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Ansari woman (and Sahl mentioned her name) and said to her, 'Order your slave- 
carpenter to prepare for me some pieces of wood (i.e. pulpit) on which I may sit at the 
time of addressing the people.' So she ordered her slave-carpenter and he made it from the 
tamarisk of the forest and brought it (to the woman). The woman sent that (pulpit) to 
Allah's Apostle who ordered it to be placed here. Then I saw Allah's Apostle praying on it 
and then bowed on it. Then he stepped back, got down and prostrated on the ground near 
the foot of the pulpit and again ascended the pulpit. After finishing the prayer he faced the 
people and said, 'I have done this so that you may follow me and learn the way I pray.' " 
2.41: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree (while delivering a sermon). 
When the pulpit was placed for him we heard that stem crying like a pregnant she-camel 
till the Prophet got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it. 
2.42: 

Narrated Salim: 

My father said , "I heard the Prophet delivering the Khutba on the pulpit and he said, 
'Whoever comes for the Jumua prayer should take a bath (before coming).' " 
2.43: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to deliver the Khutba while standing and then he would sit, 
then stand again as you do now-a-days. 
2.44: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

One day the Prophet sat on the pulpit and we sat around him. 
2.45: 

Narrated 'Amr bin Taghlib: 

Some property or something was brought to Allah's Apostle and he distributed it. He gave 
to some men and ignored the others. Later he got the news of his being admonished by 
those whom he had ignored. So he glorified and praised Allah and said, "Amma ba'du. By 
Allah, I may give to a man and ignore another, although the one whom I ignore is more 
beloved to me than the one whom I give. But I give to some people as I feel that they 
have no patience and no contentment in their hearts and I leave those who are patient and 
self-content with the goodness and wealth which Allah has put into their hearts and "Amr 
bin Taghlib is one of them." 'Amr added, By Allah! Those words of Allah's Apostle are 
more beloved to me than the best red camels. 
2.46: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Once in the middle of the night Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) went out and prayed in the 
mosque and some men prayed with him. The next morning the people spoke about it and 
so more people gathered and prayed with him (in the second night). They circulated the 
news in the morning, and so, on the third night the number of people increased greatly. 
Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) came out and they prayed behind him. On the fourth night the 
mosque was overwhelmed by the people till it could not accommodate them. Allah's 
Apostle came out only for the Fajr prayer and when he finished the prayer, he faced the 
people and recited "Tashah-hud" (I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but 



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Allah and that Muhammad is His Apostle), and then said, "Amma ba'du. Verily your 

presence (in the mosque at night) was not hidden from me, but I was afraid that this 

prayer (Prayer of Tahajjud) might be made compulsory and you might not be able to carry 

it out." 

2.47: 

Narrated Abu Hummaid As-Sa"idi 

One night Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) stood up after the prayer and recited "Tashah-hud" 

and then praised Allah as He deserved and said, "Amma ba'du." 

2.48: 

Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama: 

Once Allah's Apostle got up for delivering the Khutba and I heard him after "Tashah-hud" 

saying "Amma ba'du." 

2.49: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet ascended the pulpit and it was the last gathering in which he took part. 

He was covering his shoulder with a big cloak and binding his head with an oily bandage. 

He glorified and praised Allah and said, "O people! Come to me." So the people came 

and gathered around him and he then said, "Amma ba'du." "From now onward the Ansar 

will decrease and other people will increase. So anybody who becomes a ruler of the 

followers of Muhammad and has the power to harm or benefit people then he should 

accept the good from the benevolent amongst them (Ansar) and overlook the faults of 

their wrong-doers." 

2.50: 

Narrated "Abdullah Ibn "Umar: 

The Prophet used to deliver two Khutbas and sit in between them. 

2.51: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and 

keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according 

to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that 

of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and 

then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out 

(for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba." 

2.52: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

A person entered the mosque while the Prophet was delivering the Khutba on a Friday. 

The Prophet said to him, "Have you prayed?" The man replied in the negative. The 

Prophet said, "Get up and pray two rak'at." 

2.53: 

Narrated Jabir: 

A man entered the Mosque while the Prophet was delivering the Khutba. The Prophet 

said to him, "Have you prayed?" The man replied in the negative. The Prophet said, "Pray 

two rak'at." 

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While the Prophet was delivering the Khutba on a Friday, a man stood up and said, "O, 

Allah's Apostle! The livestock and the sheep are dying, so pray to Allah for rain." So he 

(the Prophet) raised both his hands and invoked Allah (for it). 

2.55: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Once in the lifetime of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) the people were afflicted with drought 

(famine). While the Prophet was delivering the Khutba on a Friday, a Bedouin stood up 

and said, "O, Allah's Apostle! Our possessions are being destroyed and the children are 

hungry; Please invoke Allah (for rain)". So the Prophet raised his hands. At that time 

there was not a trace of cloud in the sky. By Him in Whose Hands my soul is as soon as 

he lowered his hands, clouds gathered like mountains, and before he got down from the 

pulpit, I saw the rain falling on the beard of the Prophet. It rained that day, the next day, 

the third day, the fourth day till the next Friday. The same Bedouin or another man stood 

up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The houses have collapsed, our possessions and 

livestock have been drowned; Please invoke Allah (to protect us)". So the Prophet I raised 

both his hands and said, "O Allah! Round about us and not on us". So, in whatever 

direction he pointed with his hands, the clouds dispersed and cleared away, and Medina's 

(sky) became clear as a hole in between the clouds. The valley of Qanat remained 

flooded, for one month, none came from outside but talked about the abundant rain. 

2.56: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "When the Imam is delivering the Khutba, and you ask 

your companion to keep quiet and listen, then no doubt you have done an evil act." 

2.57: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) talked about Friday and said, "There is an hour (opportune time) 

on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then 

Allah will definitely meet his demand." And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of 

that time with his hands. 

2.58: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

While we were praying (Jumua Khutba & prayer) with the Prophet (p.b.u.h), some camels 

loaded with food, arrived (from Sham). The people diverted their attention towards the 

camels (and left the mosque), and only twelve persons remained with the Prophet. So this 

verse was revealed: "But when they see Some bargain or some amusement, They disperse 

headlong to it, And leave you standing." (62.1 1) 

2.59: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray two rak'at before the Zuhr prayer and two rak'at after it. He 

also used to pray two rak'at after the Maghrib prayer in his house, and two rak'at after the 

Tsha' prayer. He never prayed after Jumua prayer till he departed (from the Mosque), and 

then he would pray two rak'at at home. 

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There was a woman amongst us who had a farm and she used to sow Silq (a kind of 
vegetable) on the edges of streams in her farm. On Fridays she used to pull out the Silq 
from its roots and put the roots in a utensil. Then she would put a handful of powdered 
barley over it and cook it. The roots of the Silq were a substitute for meat. After finishing 
the Jumua prayer we used to greet her and she would give us that food which we would 
eat with our hands, and because of that meal, we used to look forward to Friday. 
2.61: 

Narrated Sahl: 

As above with the addition: We never had an afternoon nap nor meals except after 
offering the Jumua prayer. 
2.62: 

Narrated Anas: 

We used to offer the Jumua prayer early and then have the afternoon nap. 
2.63: 

Narrated Sahl: 

We used to offer the Jumua prayer with the Prophet and then take the afternoon nap. 
2.64: 

Narrated Shu'aib: 

I asked Az-Zuhri, "Did the Prophet ever offer the Fear Prayer?" Az-Zuhri said, "I was told 
by Salim that 'Abdullah bin "Umar I had said, 'I took part in a holy battle with Allah's 
Apostle I in Najd. We faced the enemy and arranged ourselves in rows. Then Allah's 
Apostle (p.b.u.h) stood up to lead the prayer and one party stood to pray with him while 
the other faced the enemy. Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) and the former party bowed and 
performed two prostrations. Then that party left and took the place of those who had not 
prayed. Allah's Apostle prayed one rak'a (with the latter) and performed two prostrations 
and finished his prayer with Taslim. Then everyone of them bowed once and performed 
two prostrations individually.' " 
2.65: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar said something similar to Mujahid's saying: Whenever (Muslims and non- 
Muslims) stand face to face in battle, the Muslims can pray while standing. Ibn 'Umar 
added, "The Prophet said, 'If the number of the enemy is greater than the Muslims, they 
can pray while standing or riding (individually).' " 
2.66: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet (p.b.u.h) led the fear prayer and the people stood behind him. He said 
Takbir (Allahu-Akbar) and the people said the same. He bowed and some of them bowed. 
Then he prostrated and they also prostrated. Then he stood for the second rak'a and those 
who had prayed the first rak'a left and guarded their brothers. The second party joined 
him and performed bowing and prostration with him. All the people were in prayer but 
they were guarding one another during the prayer. 
2.67: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

On the day of the Khandaq 'Umar came, cursing the disbelievers of Quraish and said, "O 
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replied, "By Allah! I too, have not offered the prayer yet. "The Prophet then went to 

Buthan, performed ablution and performed the ' Asr prayer after the sun had set and then 

offered the Maghrib prayer after it." 

2.68: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) offered the Fajr prayer when it was still dark, then he rode and 

said, Allah Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. When we approach near to a nation, the most 

unfortunate is the morning of those who have been warned." The people came out into the 

streets saying, "Muhammad and his army." Allah's Apostle vanquished them by force and 

their warriors were killed; the children and women were taken as captives. Safiya was 

taken by Dihya Al-Kalbi and later she belonged to Allah's Apostle go who married her 

and her Mahr was her manumission. 

2.69: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Umar: 

Umar bought a silk cloak from the market, took it to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! Take it and adorn yourself with it during the Td and when the delegations visit 

you." Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) replied, "This dress is for those who have no share (in the 

Hereafter)." After a long period Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent to TJmar a cloak of silk 

brocade. Umar came to Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) with the cloak and said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! You said that this dress was for those who had no share (in the Hereafter); yet 

you have sent me this cloak." Allah's Apostle said to him, "Sell it and fulfill your needs 

by it." 

2.70: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) came to my house while two girls were singing beside me the 

songs of Buath (a story about the war between the two tribes of the Ansar, the Khazraj 

and the Aus, before Islam). The Prophet (p.b.u.h) lay down and turned his face to the 

other side. Then Abu Bakr came and spoke to me harshly saying, "Musical instruments of 

Satan near the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ?" Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) turned his face towards him 

and said, "Leave them." When Abu Bakr became inattentive, I signaled to those girls to 

go out and they left. It was the day of Td, and the Black people were playing with shields 

and spears; so either I requested the Prophet (p.b.u.h) or he asked me whether I would 

like to see the display. I replied in the affirmative. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) made me 

stand behind him and my cheek was touching his cheek and he was saying, "Carry on! O 

Bani Arfida," till I got tired. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) asked me, "Are you satisfied (Is that 

sufficient for you)?" I replied in the affirmative and he told me to leave. 

2.71: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

I heard the Prophet (p.b.u.h) delivering a Khutba saying, "The first thing to be done on 

this day (first day of Td ul Adha) is to pray; and after returning from the prayer we 

slaughter our sacrifices (in the name of Allah) and whoever does so, he acted according to 

our Sunna (traditions)." 

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Abu Bakr came to my house while two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the 

stories of the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not singers. Abu Bakr 

said protestingly, "Musical instruments of Satan in the house of Allah's Apostle !" It 

happened on the Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu Bakr! There is an Td for every 

nation and this is our "Id." 

2.73: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik,: 

Allah's Apostle never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of Td-ul-Fitr unless he had 

eaten some dates. Anas also narrated: The Prophet used to eat odd number of dates. 

2.74: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever slaughtered (his sacrifice) before the Td prayer, should 

slaughter again." A man stood up and said, "This is the day on which one has desire for 

meat," and he mentioned something about his neighbors. It seemed that the Prophet I 

believed him. Then the same man added, "I have a young she-goat which is dearer to me 

than the meat of two sheep." The Prophet permitted him to slaughter it as a sacrifice. I do 

not know whether that permission was valid only for him or for others as well. 

2.75: 

Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib: 

The Prophet delivered the Khutba after offering the prayer on the Day of Nahr and said, 

"Whoever offers the prayer like us and slaughters like us then his Nusuk (sacrifice) will 

be accepted by Allah. And whoever slaughters his sacrifice before the Td prayer then he 

has not done the sacrifice." Abi Burda bin Niyar, the uncle of Al-Bara' said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! I have slaughtered my sheep before the Td prayer and I thought today as a day of 

eating and drinking (not alcoholic drinks), and I liked that my sheep should be the first to 

be slaughtered in my house. So slaughtered my sheep and took my food before coming 

for the prayer." The Prophet said, "The sheep which you have slaughtered is just mutton 

(not a Nusuk)." He (Abu Burda) said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have a young she-goat which 

is dearer to me than two sheep. Will that be sufficient as a Nusuk on my behalf? "The 

Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Yes, it will be sufficient for you but it will not be sufficient (as a 

Nusuk) for anyone else after you." 

2.76: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet used to proceed to the Musalla on the days of Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha; the 

first thing to begin with was the prayer and after that he would stand in front of the people 

and the people would keep sitting in their rows. Then he would preach to them, advise 

them and give them orders, (i.e. Khutba). And after that if he wished to send an army for 

an expedition, he would do so; or if he wanted to give and order, he would do so, and 

then depart. The people followed this tradition till I went out with Marwan, the Governor 

of Medina, for the prayer of Id-ul-Adha or Id-ul-Fitr. 

When we reached the Musalla, there was a pulpit made by Kathir bin As-Salt. Marwan 

wanted to get up on that pulpit before the prayer. I got hold of his clothes but he pulled 

them and ascended the pulpit and delivered the Khutba before the prayer. I said to him, 

"By Allah, you have changed (the Prophet's tradition)." He replied, "O Abu Sa'id! Gone 

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know." Marwan said, "People do not sit to listen to our Khutba after the prayer, so I 

delivered the Khutba before the prayer." 

2.77: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer the prayer of Td-ul-Adha and Td-ul-Fitr and then deliver the 

Khutba after the prayer. 

2.78: 

Narrated Ibn Juraij : 

'Ata' said, "Jabir bin 'Abdullah said, 'The Prophet went out on the Day of Td-ul-Fitr and 

offered the prayer before delivering the Khutba, Ata told me that during the early days of 

Ibn Az-Zubair, Ibn 'Abbas had sent a message to him telling him that the Adhan for the 

'Id Prayer was never pronounced (in the life time of Allah's Apostle) and the Khutba used 

to be delivered after the prayer. Ata told me that Ibn 'Abbas and Jabir bin 'Abdullah, had 

said, "There was no Adhan for the prayer of Td-ul-Fitr and Td-ul-Aqha." 'Ata' said, "I 

heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, 'The Prophet stood up and started with the prayer, and 

after it he delivered the Khutba. When the Prophet of Allah (p.b.u.h) finished (the 

Khutba), he went to the women and preached to them, while he was leaning on Bilal's 

hand. Bilal was spreading his garment and the ladies were putting alms in it.' " I said to 

Ata, "Do you think it incumbent upon an Imam to go to the women and preach to them 

after finishing the prayer and Khutba?" 'Ata' said, "No doubt it is incumbent on Imams to 

do so, and why should they not do so?" 

2.79: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

I offered the 'Id prayer with Allah's Apostle, Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman and all of 

them offered the prayer before delivering the Khutba. 

2.80: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle, Abu Bakr and 'Umar! used to offer the two 'Id prayers before delivering 

the Khutba. 

2.81: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet offered a two rak'at prayer on the Day of Id ul Fitr and he did not pray before 

or after it. Then he went towards women along with Bilal and ordered them to pay alms 

and so they started giving their earrings and necklaces (in charity). 

2.82: 

Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "The first thing that we should do on this day of ours is to pray 

and then return to slaughter the sacrifice. So anyone who does so, he acted according to 

our Sunna (tradition), and whoever slaughtered the sacrifice before the prayer, it was just 

meat which he presented to his family and would not be considered as Nusuk." A person 

from the Ansar named Abu Burda bin Niyyar said, "O Allah's Apostle! I slaughtered the 

Nusuk (before the prayer) but I have a young she-goat which is better than an older 

sheep." The Prophet I said, "Sacrifice it in lieu of the first, but it will be not sufficient (as 

a sacrifice) for anybody else after you." 

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Narrated Sa"id bin Jubair: 

I was with Ibn "Umar when a spear head pierced the sole of his foot and his foot stuck to 

the paddle of the saddle and I got down and pulled his foot out, and that happened in 

Mina. Al-Hajjaj got the news and came to inquire about his health and said, "Alas! If we 

could only know the man who wounded you!" Ibn "Umar said, "You are the one who 

wounded me." Al-Hajjaj said, "How is that?" Ibn "Umar said, "You have allowed the 

arms to be carried on a day on which nobody used to carry them and you allowed arms to 

be carried in the Haram even though it was not allowed before." 

2.84: 

Narrated Sa"id bin "Amr bin Sa'id bin Al-'Aas: 

Al-Hajjaj went to Ibn "Umar while I was present there. Al-Hajjaj asked Ibn "Umar, "How 

are you?" Ibn "Umar replied, "I am all right," Al-Hajjaj asked, "Who wounded you?" Ibn 

'Umar replied, "The person who allowed arms to be carried on the day on which it was 

forbidden to carry them (he meant Al-Hajjaj)." 

2.85: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

The Prophet delivered the Khutba on the day of Nahr (Td-ul-Adha) and said, "The first 

thing we should do on this day of ours is to pray and then return and slaughter (our 

sacrifices). So anyone who does so he acted according to our Sunna; and whoever 

slaughtered before the prayer then it was just meat that he offered to his family and would 

not be considered as a sacrifice in any way. My uncle Abu Burda bin Niyyar got up and 

said, "O, Allah's Apostle! I slaughtered the sacrifice before the prayer but I have a young 

she-goat which is better than an older sheep." The Prophet said, "Slaughter it in lieu of 

the first and such a goat will not be considered as a sacrifice for anybody else after you." 

2.86: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these 

(first ten days of Dhul Hijja)." Then some companions of the Prophet said, "Not even 

Jihad?" He replied, "Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself 

and his property in danger (for Allah's sake) and does not return with any of those things." 

2.87: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Abi Bakr Al-Thaqafi: 

While we were going from Mina to "Arafat, I asked Anas bin Malik, about Talbiya, "How 

did you use to say Talbiya in the company of the Prophet?" Anas said: "People used to 

say Talbiya and their saying was not objected to and they used to say Takbir and that was 

not objected to either. " 

2.88: 

Narrated Um " Atiya: 

We used to be ordered to come out on the Day of Td and even bring out the virgin girls 

from their houses and menstruating women so that they might stand behind the men and 

say Takbir along with them and invoke Allah along with them and hope for the blessings 

of that day and for purification from sins. 

2.89: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: On the day of Td-ul-Fitr and Td-ul-Adha a spear used to be planted 

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2.90: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

The Prophet used to proceed to the Musalla and an 'Anaza used to be carried before him 

and planted in the Musalla in front of him and he would pray facing it (as a Sutra). 

2.91: 

Narrated Muhammad: 

Um 'Atiyya said: "Our Prophet ordered us to come out (on 'Id day) with the mature girls 

and the virgins staying in seclusion." Hafsa narrated the above mentioned Hadith and 

added, "The mature girls or virgins staying in seclusion but the menstruating women had 

to keep away from the Musalla." 

2.92: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

I (in my boyhood) went out with the Prophet on the day of Td ul Fitr or Id-ul-Adha. The 

Prophet prayed and then delivered the Khutba and then went towards the women, 

preached and advised them and ordered them to give alms. 

2.93: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

The Prophet went towards Al-Baqi (the graveyard at Medina) on the day of Id-ul-Adha 

and offered a two-rak"at prayer (of Td-ul-Adha) and then faced us and said, "On this day 

of ours, our first act of worship is the offering of prayer and then we will return and 

slaughter the sacrifice, and whoever does this concords with our Sunna; and whoever 

slaughtered his sacrifice before that (i.e. before the prayer) then that was a thing which he 

prepared earlier for his family and it would not be considered as a Nusuk (sacrifice.)" A 

man stood up and said, "O, Allah's Apostle! I slaughtered (the animal before the prayer) 

but I have a young she-goat which is better than an older sheep." The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

said to him, "Slaughter it. But a similar sacrifice will not be sufficient for anybody else 

after you." 

2.94: 

Narrated " Abdur Rahman bin " Abis: 

Ibn "Abbas was asked whether he had joined the Prophet in the Td prayer. He said, "Yes. 

And I could not have joined him had I not been young. (The Prophet came out) till he 

reached the mark which was near the house of Kathir bin As-Salt, offered the prayer, 

delivered the Khutba and then went towards the women. Bilal was accompanying him. 

He preached to them and advised them and ordered them to give alms. I saw the women 

putting their ornaments with their outstretched hands into Bilal's garment. Then the 

Prophet along with Bilal returned home. 

2.95: 

Narrated Ibn Juraij : 

"Ata' told me that he had heard Jabir bin "Abdullah saying, "The Prophet stood up to offer 

the prayer of the Td ul Fitr. He first offered the prayer and then delivered the Khutba. 

After finishing it he got down (from the pulpit) and went towards the women and advised 

them while he was leaning on Bilal's hand. Bilal was spreading out his garment where the 

women were putting their alms." I asked "Ata' whether it was the Zakat of "Id ul Fitr. He 

said, "No, it was just alms given at that time. Some lady put her finger ring and the others 

would do the same." I said, (to "Ata'), "Do you think that it is incumbent upon the Imam 



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to give advice to the women (on 'Id day)?" He said, "No doubt, it is incumbent upon the 

Imams to do so and why should they not do so?" Al-Hasan bin Muslim told me that Ibn 

'Abbas had said, "I join the Prophet, Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman in the Id ul Fitr 

prayers. They used to offer the prayer before the Khutba and then they used to deliver the 

Khutba afterwards. Once the Prophet I came out (for the 'Id prayer) as if I were just 

observing him waving to the people to sit down. He, then accompanied by Bilal, came 

crossing the rows till he reached the women. He recited the following verse: 'O Prophet! 

When the believing women come to you to take the oath of fealty to you ... (to the end of 

the verse) (60.12).' After finishing the recitation he said, "O ladies! Are you fulfilling 

your covenant?" None except one woman said, "Yes." Hasan did not know who was that 

woman. The Prophet said, "Then give alms." Bilal spread his garment and said, "Keep on 

giving alms. Let my father and mother sacrifice their lives for you (ladies)." So the ladies 

kept on putting their Fatkhs (big rings) and other kinds of rings in Bilal's garment." 

'Abdur-Razaq said, " 'Fatkhs' is a big ring which used to be worn in the (Pre-Islamic) 

period of ignorance. 

2.96: 

Narrated Aiyub: 

Hafsa bint Seereen said, "On Id we used to forbid our girls to go out for Td prayer. A lady 

came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and I went to her. She said, 'The husband of 

my sister took part in twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and my sister was with 

her husband in six of them. My sister said that they used to nurse the sick and treat the 

wounded. Once she asked, 'O Allah's Apostle! If a woman has no veil, is there any harm 

if she does not come out (on Td day)?' The Prophet said, 'Her companion should let her 

share her veil with her, and the women should participate in the good deeds and in the 

religious gatherings of the believers.' " Hafsa added, "When Um-' Atiya came, I went to 

her and asked her, 'Did you hear anything about so-and-so?' Um-' Atiya said, 'Yes, let my 

father be sacrificed for the Prophet (p.b.u.h). (And whenever she mentioned the name of 

the Prophet she always used to say, 'Let my father be' sacrificed for him). He said, 'Virgin 

mature girls staying often screened (or said, 'Mature girls and virgins staying often 

screened—Aiyub is not sure as which was right) and menstruating women should come 

out (on the Td day). But the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla. 

And all the women should participate in the good deeds and in the religious gatherings of 

the believers'." Hafsa said, "On that I said to Um-' Atiya, Also those who are 

menstruating?' " Um-' Atiya replied, "Yes. Do they not present themselves at 'Arafat and 

elsewhere?". 

2.97: 

Narrated Um-' Atiya: 

We were ordered to go out (for Td) and also to take along with us the menstruating 

women, mature girls and virgins staying in seclusion. (Ibn 'Aun said, "Or mature virgins 

staying in seclusion)." The menstruating women could present themselves at the religious 

gathering and invocation of Muslims but should keep away from their Musalla. 

2.98: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to Nahr or slaughter sacrifices at the Musalla (on Td-ul-Adha). 

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Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib: 

On the day of Nahr Allah's Apostle delivered the Khutba after the 'Id prayer and said, 

"Anyone who prayed like us and slaughtered the sacrifice like we did then he acted 

according to our (Nusuk) tradition of sacrificing, and whoever slaughtered the sacrifice 

before the prayer, then that was just mutton (i.e. not sacrifice)." Abu Burda bin Naiyar 

stood up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, I slaughtered my sacrifice before I 

offered the (Id) prayer and thought that today was the day of eating and drinking 

(nonalcoholic drinks) and so I made haste (in slaughtering) and ate and also fed my 

family and neighbors." Allah's Apostle said, "That was just mutton (not a sacrifice)." 

Then Abu Burda said, "I have a young she-goat and no doubt, it is better than two sheep. 

Will that be sufficient as a sacrifice for me?" The Prophet replied, "Yes. But it will not be 

sufficient for anyone else (as a sacrifice), after you." 

2.100: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle offered the prayer on the day of Nahr and then delivered the Khutba and 

ordered that whoever had slaughtered his sacrifice before the prayer should repeat it, that 

is, should slaughter another sacrifice. Then a person from the Ansar stood up and said, "O 

Allah's Apostle! because of my neighbors (he described them as being very needy or 

poor) I slaughtered before the prayer. I have a young she-goat which, in my opinion, is 

better than two sheep." The Prophet gave him the permission for slaughtering it as a 

sacrifice. 

2.101: 

Narrated Jundab: 

On the day of Nahr the Prophet offered the prayer and delivered the Khutba and then 

slaughtered the sacrifice and said, "Anybody who slaughtered (his sacrifice) before the 

prayer should slaughter another animal in lieu of it, and the one who has not yet 

slaughtered should slaughter the sacrifice mentioning Allah's name on it." 

2.102: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

On the Day of Td the Prophet used to return (after offering the Td prayer) through a way 

different from that by which he went. 

2.103: 

Narrated 'Urwa on the authority of ' Aisha: 

On the days of Mina, (11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) Abu Bakr came to her while 

two young girls were beating the tambourine and the Prophet was lying covered with his 

clothes. Abu Bakr scolded them and the Prophet uncovered his face and said to Abu Bakr, 

"Leave them, for these days are the days of Td and the days of Mina." 'Aisha further said, 

"Once the Prophet was screening me and I was watching the display of black slaves in the 

Mosque and ('Umar) scolded them. The Prophet said, 'Leave them. O Bani Arfida! (carry 

on), you are safe (protected)'." 

2.104: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet went out and offered a two rak'at prayer on the Day of Td ul Fitr and did not 

offer any other prayer before or after it and at that time Bilal was accompanying him. 

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Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Once a person asked Allah's Apostle about the night prayer. Allah's Apostle replied, "The 

night prayer is offered as two rak'at followed by two rak'at and so on and if anyone is 

afraid of the approaching dawn (Fajr prayer) he should pray one rak'a and this will be a 

witr for all the rak'at which he has prayed before." Naff told that 'Abdullah bin "Umar 

used to say Taslim between (the first) two rak'at and (the third) odd one in the witr 

prayer, when he wanted to attend to a certain matter (during that interval between the 

rak'at). 

2.106: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once I passed the night in the house of Maimuna (his aunt). I slept across the bed while 

Allah's Apostle and his wife slept length-wise. The Prophet slept till midnight or nearly 

so and woke up rubbing his face and recited ten verses from Surat "Al-Tmran." Allah's 

Apostle went towards a leather skin and performed ablution in the most perfect way and 

then stood for the prayer. I did the same and stood beside him. The Prophet put his right 

hand on my head, twisted my ear and then prayed two rak'at five times and then ended his 

prayer with witr. He laid down till the Mu'adh-dhin came then he stood up and offered 

two rak'at (Sunna of Fajr prayer) and then went out and offered the Fajr prayer. 

(See Hadith No. 183, Vol. 1) 

2.107: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

The Prophet said, "Night prayer is offered as two rak'at followed by two rak'at and so on, 

and if you want to finish it, pray only one rak'a which will be witr for all the previous 

rak'at." Al-Qasim said, "Since we attained the age of puberty we have seen some people 

offering a three-rak'at prayer as witr and all that is permissible. I hope there will be no 

harm in it." 

2.108: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to pray eleven rak'at at night and that was his night prayer and each 

of his prostrations lasted for a period enough for one of you to recite fifty verses before 

Allah's Apostle raised his head. He also used to pray two rak'at (Sunna) before the 

(compulsory) Fajr prayer and then lie down on his right side till the Mu'adh-dhin came to 

him for the prayer. 

2.109: 

Narrated Anas bin Seereen: 

I asked Ibn 'Umar, "What is your opinion about the two rak'at before the Fajr 

(compulsory) prayer, as to prolonging the recitation in them?" He said, "The Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) used to pray at night two rak'at followed by two and so on, and end the prayer 

by one rak'a witr. He used to offer two rak'at before the Fajr prayer immediately after the 

Adhan." (Hammad, the sub-narrator said, "That meant (that he prayed) quickly.)" 

2.110: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle offered witr prayer at different nights at various hours extending (from 

the Tsha' prayer) up to the last hour of the night. 

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Narrated 'Aisha : 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to offer his night prayer while I was sleeping across in his bed. 

Whenever he intended to offer the witr prayer, he used to wake me up and I would offer 

the witr prayer too. 

2.112: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Make witr as your last prayer at night." 

2.113: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Yasar: 

I was going to Mecca in the company of 'Abdullah bin 'Umar and when I apprehended 

the approaching dawn, I dismounted and offered the witr prayer and then joined him. 

'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "Where have you been?" I replied, "I apprehended the 

approaching dawn so I dismounted and prayed the witr prayer." 'Abdullah said, "Isn't it 

sufficient for you to follow the good example of Allah's Apostle?" I replied, "Yes, by 

Allah." He said, "Allah's Apostle used to pray witr on the back of the camel (while on a 

journey)." 

2.114: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet used to offer (Nawafil) prayers on his Rahila (mount) facing its direction by 

signals, but not the compulsory prayer. He also used to pray witr on his (mount) Rahila. 

2.115: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Seereen: 

Anas was asked, "Did the Prophet recite Qunut in the Fajr prayer?" Anas replied in the 

affirmative. He was further asked, "Did he recite Qunut before bowing?" Anas replied, 

"He recited Qunut after bowing for some time (for one month)." 

2.116: 

Narrated 'Asim: 

I asked Anas bin Malik about the Qunut. Anas replied, "Definitely it was (recited)". I 

asked, "Before bowing or after it?" Anas replied, "Before bowing." I added, "So and so 

has told me that you had informed him that it had been after bowing." Anas said, "He told 

an untruth (i.e. "was mistaken," according to the Hijazi dialect). Allah's Apostle recited 

Qunut after bowing for a period of one month." Anas added, "The Prophet sent about 

seventy men (who knew the Qur'an by heart) towards the pagans (of Najd) who were less 

than they in number and there was a peace treaty between them and Allah's Apostles (but 

the Pagans broke the treaty and killed the seventy men). So Allah's Apostle recited Qunut 

for a period of one month asking Allah to punish them." 

2.117: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet recited Qunut for one month (in the Fajr prayer) asking Allah to punish the 

tribes of Ral and Dhakwan. 

2.118: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Qunut used to be recited in the Maghrib and the Fajr prayers. 

2.119: 

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The Prophet (p.b.u.h) went out to offer the Istisqa' prayer and turned (and put on) his 

cloak inside out. 

2.120: 

Narrated Abu Huraira; 

Whenever the Prophet (p.b.u.h) lifted his head from the bowing in the last rak"a he used 

to say: "O Allah! Save "Aiyash bin Abi Rabija. O Allah! Save Salama bin Hisham. O 

Allah! Save Walid bin Walid. O Allah! Save the weak faithful believers. O Allah! Be 

hard on the tribes of Mudar and send (famine) years on them like the famine years of 

(Prophet) Joseph ." The Prophet further said, "Allah forgive the tribes of Ghifar and save 

the tribes of Aslam." Abu Az-Zinad (a sub-narrator) said, "The Qunut used to be recited 

by the Prophet in the Fajr prayer." 

2.121: 

Narrated Masruq: 

We were with "Abdullah and he said, "When the Prophet saw the refusal of the people to 

accept Islam he said, "O Allah! Send (famine) years on them for (seven years) like the 

seven years (of famine during the time) of (Prophet) Joseph." So famine overtook them 

for one year and destroyed every kind of life to such an extent that the people started 

eating hides, carcasses and rotten dead animals. Whenever one of them looked towards 

the sky, he would (imagine himself to) see smoke because of hunger. So Abu Sufyan 

went to the Prophet and said, "O Muhammad! You order people to obey Allah and to 

keep good relations with kith and kin. No doubt the people of your tribe are dying, so 

please pray to Allah for them." So Allah revealed: "Then watch you For the day that The 

sky will bring forth a kind Of smoke Plainly visible ... Verily! You will return (to 

disbelief) On the day when We shall seize You with a mighty grasp. (44.10-16) Ibn 

Mas"ud added, "Al-Batsha (i.e. grasp) happened in the battle of Badr and no doubt 

smoke, Al-Batsha, Al-Lizam, and the verse of Surat Ar-Rum have all passed . 

2.122: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Dinar: 

My father said, "I heard Ibn "Umar reciting the poetic verses of Abu Talib: And a white 

(person) (i.e. the Prophet) who is requested to pray for rain and who takes care of the 

orphans and is the guardian of widows." Salim's father (Ibn "Umar) said, "The following 

poetic verse occurred to my mind while I was looking at the face of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

while he was praying for rain. He did not get down till the rain water flowed profusely 

from every roof-gutter: And a white (person) who is requested to pray for rain and who 

takes care of the orphans and is the guardian of widows . . . And these were the words of 

Abu Talib." 

2.123: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever drought threatened them, "Umar bin Al-Khattab, used to ask Al-Abbas bin 

"Abdul Muttalib to invoke Allah for rain. He used to say, "O Allah! We used to ask our 

Prophet to invoke You for rain, and You would bless us with rain, and now we ask his 

uncle to invoke You for rain. O Allah ! Bless us with rain."(l) And so it would rain. 

2.124: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Zaid: 

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2.125: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid 

The Prophet went towards the Musalla and invoked Allah for rain. He faced the Qibla and 
wore his cloak inside out, and offered two rak'at. 
2.126: 

Narrated Sharik bin 'Abdullah bin Abi Namir: 

I heard Anas bin Malik saying, "On a Friday a person entered the main Mosque through 
the gate facing the pulpit while Allah's Apostle was delivering the Khutba. The man stood 
in front of Allah's Apostle and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! The livestock are dying and the 
roads are cut off; so please pray to Allah for rain.' " Anas added, "Allah's Apostle 
(p.b.u.h) raised both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Bless us with rain! O Allah! Bless us 
with rain! O Allah! Bless us with rain!' " Anas added, "By Allah, we could not see any 
trace of cloud in the sky and there was no building or a house between us and (the 
mountains of) Sila." Anas added, "A heavy cloud like a shield appeared from behind it 
(i.e. Sila' Mountain). When it came in the middle of the sky, it spread and then rained." 
Anas further said, "By Allah! We could not see the sun for a week. Next Friday a person 
entered through the same gate and at that time Allah's Apostle was delivering the Friday's 
Khutba. The man stood in front of him and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! The livestock are 
dying and the roads are cut off, please pray to Allah to withhold rain.' " Anas added, 
"Allah's Apostle I raised both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Round about us and not on us. 
O Allah! On the plateaus, on the mountains, on the hills, in the valleys and on the places 
where trees grow.' So the rain stopped and we came out walking in the sun." Sharik asked 
Anas whether it was the same person who had asked for the rain (the last Friday). Anas 
replied that he did not know. 
2.127: 

Narrated Sharik: 

Anas bin Malik said, "A person entered the Mosque on a Friday through the gate facing 
the Daril-Qada' and Allah's Apostle was standing delivering the Khutba (sermon). The 
man stood in front of Allah's Apostle and said, 'O Allah's Apostle, livestock are dying and 
the roads are cut off; please pray to Allah for rain.' So Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) raised 
both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Bless us with rain. O Allah! Bless us with rain. O 
Allah! Bless us with rain!" Anas added, "By Allah, there were no clouds in the sky and 
there was no house or building between us and the mountain of Sila'. Then a big cloud 
like a shield appeared from behind it (i.e. Silas Mountain) and when it came in the middle 
of the sky, it spread and then rained. By Allah! We could not see the sun for a week. The 
next Friday, a person entered through the same gate and Allah's Apostle was delivering 
the Friday Khutba and the man stood in front of him and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! The 
livestock are dying and the roads are cut off; Please pray to Allah to withhold rain.' " 
Anas added, "Allah's Apostle raised both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Round about us 
and not on us. O Allah!' On the plateaus, on the mountains, on the hills, in the valleys and 
on the places where trees grow.' " Anas added, "The rain stopped and we came out, 
walking in the sun." Sharik asked Anas whether it was the same person who had asked 
for rain the previous Friday. Anas replied that he did not know. 
2.128: 
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Anas I said, "While Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) was delivering the Friday Khutba (sermon) a 

man came and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Rain is scarce; please ask Allah to bless us with 

rain.' So he invoked Allah for it, and it rained so much that we could hardly reach our 

homes and it continued raining till the next Friday." Anas further said, "Then the same or 

some other person stood up and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah to withhold the 

rain.' On that, Allah's Apostle I said, 'O Allah! Round about us and not on us.' " Anas 

added, "I saw the clouds dispersing right and left and it continued to rain but not over 

Medina." 

2.129: 

Narrated Anas: 

A man came to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and said, "Livestock are destroyed and the roads are 

cut off." So Allah's Apostle invoked Allah for rain and it rained from that Friday till the 

next Friday. The same person came again and said, "Houses have collapsed, roads are cut 

off, and the livestock are destroyed. Please pray to Allah to withhold the rain." Allah's 

Apostle (stood up and) said, "O Allah! (Let it rain) on the plateaus, on the hills, in the 

valleys and over the places where trees grow." So the clouds cleared away from Medina 

as clothes are taken off . 

2.130: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Livestock are destroyed and 

the roads are cut off. So please invoke Allah." So Allah's Apostle prayed and it rained 

from that Friday to the next Friday. Then he came to Allah's Apostle I and said, "O 

Allah's Apostle! Houses have collapsed, roads are cut off and the livestock are 

destroyed." So Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) prayed, "O Allah! (Let it rain) on the tops of 

mountains, on the plateaus, in the valleys and over the places where trees grow." So the 

clouds cleared away from Medina as clothes are taken off. 

2.131: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

I p man complained to the Prophet about the destruction of livestock and property and the 

hunger of the offspring. So he invoked (Allah for rain. The narrator (Anas) did not 

mention that the Prophet had worn his cloak inside out or faced the Qibla. 

2.132: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Livestock are destroyed and 

the roads are cut off; so please invoke Allah." So Allah's Apostle prayed for rain and it 

rained from that Friday till the next Friday. Then a man came to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and 

said, "O Allah's Apostle! The houses have collapsed, roads are cut off and the livestock 

are destroyed." So Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah ! (Let it rain) on the tops of the 

mountains, on the plateaus, in the valleys and over the places where trees grow." So the 

clouds cleared away from Medina as clothes are taken off. 

2.133: 

Narrated Masruq: 

One day I went to Ibn Mas'ud who said, "When Quraish delayed in embracing Islam, the 

Prophet I invoked Allah to curse them, so they were afflicted with a (famine) year 

because of which many of them died and they ate the carcasses and Abu Sufyan came to 



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the Prophet and said, 'O Muhammad! You came to order people to keep good relation 

with kith and kin and your nation is being destroyed, so invoke Allah I ? So the Prophet I 

recited the Holy verses of Sirat-Ad-Dukhan: 'Then watch you For the day that The sky 

will Bring forth a kind Of smoke Plainly visible.' (44.10) When the famine was taken off, 

the people renegade once again as nonbelievers. The statement of Allah, (in Sura "Ad- 

Dukhan"-44) refers to that: 'On the day when We shall seize You with a mighty grasp.' 

(44.16) And that was what happened on the day of the battle of Badr." Asbath added on 

the authority of Mansur, "Allah's Apostle prayed for them and it rained heavily for seven 

days. So the people complained of the excessive rain. The Prophet said, 'O Allah! (Let it 

rain) around us and not on us.' So the clouds dispersed over his head and it rained over 

the surroundings." 

2.134: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle I was delivering the Khutba (sermon) on a Friday when the people stood 

up, shouted and said, "O Allah's Apostle! There is no rain (drought), the trees have dried 

and the livestock are destroyed; Please pray to Allah for rain." So Allah's Apostle said 

twice, "O Allah! Bless us with rain." By Allah, there was no trace of cloud in the sky and 

suddenly the sky became overcast with clouds and it started raining. The Prophet came 

down the pulpit and offered the prayer. When he came back from the prayer (to his house) 

it was raining and it rained continuously till the next Friday. When the Prophet started 

delivering the Friday Khutba (sermon), the people started shouting and said to him, "The 

houses have collapsed and the roads are cut off; so please pray to Allah to withhold the 

rain." So the Prophet smiled and said, "O Allah! Round about us and not on us." So the 

sky became clear over Medina but it kept on raining over the outskirts (of Medina) and 

not a single drop of rain fell over Median. I looked towards the sky which was as bright 

and clear as a crown. 

2.135: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim 

that his uncle (who was one of the companions of the Prophet) had told him, "The 

Prophet went out with the people to invoke Allah for rain for them. He stood up and 

invoked Allah for rain, then faced the Qibla and turned his cloak (inside out) and it 

rained." 

2.136: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim 

from his uncle who said, "The Prophet went out to invoke Allah for rain. He faced the 

Qibla invoking Allah. He turned over his cloak (inside out) and then offered two rak'at 

and recited the Qur'an aloud in them." 

2.137: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim from his uncle, 

"I saw the Prophet on the day when he went out to offer the Istisqa' prayer. He turned his 

back towards the people and faced the Qibla and asked Allah for rain. Then he turned his 

cloak inside out and led us in a two rak'at prayer and recited the Qur'an aloud in them." 

2.138: 

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"The Prophet invoked Allah for rain and offered a two rak'at prayer and he put his cloak 

inside out." 

2.139: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim from his uncle who said, 

"The Prophet went out to the Musalla to offer the Istisqa' prayer, faced the Qibla and 

offered a two-rak'at prayer and turned his cloak inside out." Narrated Abu Bakr, "The 

Prophet put the right side of his cloak on his left side." 

2.140: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Ansari: 

The Prophet went out towards the Musalla in order to offer the Istisqa' prayer and when 

he intended to invoke (Allah) or started invoking, he faced the Qibla and turned his cloak 

inside out. 

2.141: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

The Prophet never raised his hands for any invocation except for that of Istisqa' and he 

used to raise them so much that the whiteness of his armpits became visible. (Note: It 

may be that Anas did not see the Prophet raising his hands, but it is narrated that the 

Prophet used to raise his hands for invocations other than Istisqa. See Hadith No. 807 & 

808 and also see Hadith No. 612, Vol. 5). 

2.142: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle saw the rain, he used to say, "O Allah! Let it be a strong 

fruitful rain." 

2.143: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) the people were afflicted with a (famine) year. 

While the Prophet was delivering the Khutba (sermon) on the pulpit on a Friday, a 

Bedouin stood up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The livestock are dying and the families 

(offspring) are hungry: please pray to Allah to bless us with rain." Allah's Apostle raised 

both his hands towards the sky and at that time there was not a trace of cloud in they sky. 

Then the clouds started gathering like mountains. Before he got down from the pulpit I 

saw rainwater trickling down his beard. It rained that day, the next day, the third day, the 

fourth day and till the next Friday, when the same Bedouin or some other person stood up 

(during the Friday Khutba) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The houses have collapsed and 

the livestock are drowned. Please invoke Allah for us." So Allah's Apostle raised both his 

hands and said, "O Allah! Around us and not on us." Whichever side the Prophet directed 

his hand, the clouds dispersed from there till a hole (in the clouds) was formed over 

Medina. The valley of Qanat remained flowing (with water) for one month and none, 

came from outside who didn't talk about the abundant rain. 

2.144: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever a strong wind blew, anxiety appeared on the face of the Prophet (fearing that 

wind might be a sign of Allah's wrath). 

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The Prophet said, "I was granted victory with As-Saba and the nation of 'Ad was 

destroyed by Ad-Dabur (westerly wind) . 

2.146: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) 

knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will 

be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and 

money will overflow amongst you." (See Hadith No. 85 Vol 1). 

2.147: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

(The Prophet) said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen." People said, "Our Najd as 

well." The Prophet again said, "O Allah! Bless our Sham and Yemen." They said again, 

"Our Najd as well." On that the Prophet said, "There will appear earthquakes and 

afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head of Satan." 

2.148: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani: 

Allah's Apostle led the morning prayer in Al-Hudaibiya and it had rained the previous 

night. When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) had finished the prayer he faced the people and said, 

"Do you know what your Lord has said?" They replied, "Allah and His Apostle know 

better." (The Prophet said), "Allah says, 'In this morning some of My worshipers 

remained as true believers and some became non-believers; he who said that it had rained 

with the blessing and mercy of Allah is the one who believes in Me and does not believe 

in star, but he who said it had rained because of such and such (star) is a disbeliever in 

Me and is a believer in star.' " 

2.149: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Keys of the unseen knowledge are five which nobody 

knows but Allah . . . nobody knows what will happen tomorrow; nobody knows what is 

in the womb; nobody knows what he will gain tomorrow; nobody knows at what place he 

will die; and nobody knows when it will rain." 

2.150: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

We were with Allah's Apostle when the sun eclipsed. Allah's Apostle stood up dragging 

his cloak till he entered the Mosque. He led us in a two-rak'at prayer till the sun (eclipse) 

had cleared. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse 

because of someone's death. So whenever you see these eclipses pray and invoke (Allah) 

till the eclipse is over." 

2.151: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death of someone 

from the people but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. When you see them 

stand up and pray." 

2.152: 

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The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death or life (i.e. 

birth) of someone but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. When you see them 

offer the prayer." 

2.153: 

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu' ba: 

"The sun eclipsed in the lifetime of Allah's Apostle on the day when (his son) Ibrahim 

died. So the people said that the sun had eclipsed because of the death of Ibrahim. Allah's 

Apostle said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death or life (i.e. birth) 

of someone. When you see the eclipse pray and invoke Allah." 

2.154: 

Narrated 'Aisha : 

In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) the sun eclipsed, so he led the people in prayer, 

and stood up and performed a long Qiyam, then bowed for a long while. He stood up 

again and performed a long Qiyam but this time the period of standing was shorter than 

the first. He bowed again for a long time but shorter than the first one, then he prostrated 

and prolonged the prostration. He did the same in the second rak'a as he did in the first 

and then finished the prayer; by then the sun (eclipse) had cleared. He delivered the 

Khutba (sermon) and after praising and glorifying Allah he said, "The sun and the moon 

are two signs against the signs of Allah; they do not eclipse on the death or life of anyone. 

So when you see the eclipse, remember Allah and say Takbir, pray and give Sadaqa." The 

Prophet then said, "O followers of Muhammad! By Allah! There is none who has more 

ghaira (self-respect) than Allah as He has forbidden that His slaves, male or female 

commit adultery (illegal sexual intercourse). O followers of Muhammad! By Allah! If you 

knew that which I know you would laugh little and weep much. 

2.155: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr : 

"When the sun eclipsed in the lifetime of Allah's Apostle an announcement was made that 

a prayer was to be offered in congregation." 

2.156: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) In the lifetime of the Prophet the sun eclipsed and he 

went to the Mosque and the people aligned behind him. He said the Takbir (starting the 

prayer) and prolonged the recitation (from the Qur'an) and then said Takbir and 

performed a prolonged bowing; then he (lifted his head and) said, "Sami allahu liman 

hamidah" (Allah heard him who sent his praises to Him). He then did not prostrate but 

stood up and recited a prolonged recitation which was shorter than the first recitation. He 

again said Takbir and then bowed a prolonged bowing but shorter than the first one and 

then said, "Samfa 1-lahu Lyman hamidah Rabbana walak-lhamd, (Allah heard him who 

sent his praises to Him. O our Sustainer! All the praises are for You)" and then prostrated 

and did the same in the second rak'a; thus he completed four bowing and four 

prostrations. The sun (eclipse) had cleared before he finished the prayer. (After the 

prayer) he stood up, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then said, "The sun 

and the moon are two of the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of the death or 

the life (i.e. birth) of someone. When you see them make haste for the prayer." Narrated 

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Az-Zubair) offered only a two-rak'at prayer like that of the morning (Fajr) prayer." 'Ursa 

replied, "Yes, for he missed the Prophet's tradition (concerning this matter)." 

2.157: 

Narrated Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) On the day when the sun Khasafat (eclipsed) Allah's Apostle 

prayed; he stood up and said Takbir and recited a prolonged recitation, then he performed 

a prolonged bowing, then he raised his head and said, "Sami'a 1-lahu Lyman Hamidah," 

and then remained standing and recited a prolonged recitation which was shorter than the 

first. Then he performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter than the first. Then he 

prostrated and prolonged the prostration and he did the same in the second rak'a as in the 

first and then finished the prayer with Taslim. By that time the sun (eclipse) had cleared 

He addressed the people and said, "The sun and the moon are two of the signs of Allah; 

they do not eclipse (Yakhsifan) because of the death or the life (i.e. birth) of someone. So 

when you see them make haste for the prayer." 

2.158: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

Allah's Apostle said: "The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah and 

they do not eclipse because of the death of someone but Allah frightens His devotees with 

them." 

2.159: 

Narrated "Amra bint ' Abdur-Rahman: 

A Jewess came to ask "Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) about something. She said to her, 

"May Allah give you refuge from the punishment of the grave." So 'Aisha ' asked Allah's 

Apostle "Would the people be punished in their graves?" Allah's Apostle after seeking 

refuge with Allah from the punishment of the grave (and thus replied in the affirmative). 

Then one day, Allah's Apostle rode to go to some place but the sun eclipsed. He returned 

in the forenoon and passed through the rear of the dwellings (of his wives) and stood for 

the (eclipse) prayer, and the people stood behind him. He stood up for a long period and 

then performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter than the first bowing. Then he 

raised his head and prostrated. Then he stood up (for the second rak'a) for a long while 

but the standing was shorter than that of the first rak'a. Then he performed a prolonged 

bowing which was shorter than the first one. Then he raised his head and prostrated. Then 

he stood up for a long time but shorter than the first. Then he performed a prolonged 

bowing but shorter than the first. Then he raised his head and prostrated and finished the 

prayer and (then delivered the sermon and) said as much as Allah wished. And then he 

ordered the people to seek refuge with Allah from the punishment of the grave. 

2.160: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Amr 

When the sun eclipsed in the lifetime of Allah's Apostle and an announcement was made 

that the prayer was to be held in congregation. The Prophet performed two bowing in one 

rak'a. Then he stood up and performed two bowing in one rak'a. Then he sat down and 

finished the prayer; and by then the (eclipse) had cleared 'Aisha said, "I had never 

performed such a long prostration." 

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The sun eclipsed in the lifetime of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) . Allah's Apostle offered the 
eclipse prayer and stood for a long period equal to the period in which one could recite 
Surat-al-Baqara. Then he bowed for a long time and then stood up for a long period 
which was shorter than that of the first standing, then bowed again for a long time but for 
a shorter period than the first; then he prostrated twice and then stood up for a long period 
which was shorter than that of the first standing; then he bowed for a long time which 
was shorter than the previous one, and then he raised his head and stood up for a long 
period which was shorter than the first standing, then he bowed for a long time which was 
shorter than the first bowing, and then prostrated (twice) and finished the prayer. By then, 
the sun (eclipse) had cleared. The Prophet then said, "The sun and the moon are two of 
the signs of Allah. They eclipse neither because of the death of somebody nor because of 
his life (i.e. birth). So when you see them, remember Allah." The people say, "O Allah's 
Apostle! We saw you taking something from your place and then we saw you retreating." 
The Prophet replied, "I saw Paradise and stretched my hands towards a bunch (of its 
fruits) and had I taken it, you would have eaten from it as long as the world remains. I 
also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the 
inhabitants were women." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Why is it so?" The 
Prophet replied, "Because of their ungratefulness." It was asked whether they are 
ungrateful to Allah. The Prophet said, "They are ungrateful to their companions of life 
(husbands) and ungrateful to good deeds. If you are benevolent to one of them throughout 
the life and if she sees anything (undesirable) in you, she will say, 'I have never had any 
good from you.' " 
2.162: 

Narrated Fatima bint Al-Mundhir: 

Asma' bint Al Bakr said, "I came to 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) during the 
solar eclipse. The people were standing and offering the prayer and she was also praying 
too. I asked her, 'What has happened to the people?' She pointed out with her hand 
towards the sky and said, 'Subhan- Allah'. I said, 'Is there a sign?' She pointed out in the 
affirmative." Asma' further said, "I too then stood up for the prayer till I fainted and then 
poured water on my head. When Allah's Apostle had finished his prayer, he thanked and 
praised Allah and said, 'I have seen at this place of mine what I have never seen even 
Paradise and Hell. No doubt, it has been inspired to me that you will be put to trial in the 
graves like or nearly like the trial of (Masih) Ad-Dajjal. (I do not know which one of the 
two Asma' said.) (The angels) will come to everyone of you and will ask what do you 
know about this man (i.e. Muhammad). The believer or a firm believer (I do not know 
which word Asma' said) will reply, 'He is Muhammad, Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) who 
came to us with clear evidences and guidance, so we accepted his teachings, believed and 
followed him.' The angels will then say to him, 'Sleep peacefully as we knew surely that 
you were a firm believer.' The hypocrite or doubtful person (I do not know which word 
Asma' said) will say, 'I do not know. I heard the people saying something so I said it (the 
same).' " 
2.163: 

Narrated Asma: 

No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse. 
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Narrated 'Amra bint ' Abdur-Rahman: 

A Jewess came to ' Aisha to ask her about something and then she said, "May Allah give 

you refuge from the punishment of the grave." So 'Aisha asked Allah's Apostle, "Would 

the people be punished in their graves?" Allah's Apostle asked Allah's refuge from the 

punishment of the grave (indicating an affirmative reply). Then one day Allah's Apostle 

rode (to leave for some place) but the sun eclipsed. He returned on the forenoon and 

passed through the rear of the dwellings (of his wives) and stood up and started offering 

the (eclipse) prayer and the people stood behind him. He stood for a long period and then 

performed a long bowing and then stood straight for a long period which was shorter than 

that of the first standing, then he performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter than 

the first bowing, then he raised his head and prostrated for a long time and then stood up 

(for the second rak'a) for a long while, but the standing was shorter than the standing of 

the first rak'a. Then he performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter than that of the 

first one. He then stood up for a long time but shorter than the first, then again performed 

a long bowing which was shorter than the first and then prostrated for a shorter while than 

that of the first prostration. Then he finished the prayer and delivered the sermon and) 

said what Allah wished; and ordered the people to seek refuge with Allah from the 

punishment of the grave. 

2.165: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone's death or 

life but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah, so pray whenever you see them." 

2.166: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

In the lifetime of the Prophet the sun eclipsed and the Prophet (p.b.u.h) stood up to offer 

the prayer with the people and recited a long recitation, then he performed a prolonged 

bowing, and then lifted his head and recited a prolonged recitation which was shorter than 

the first. Then he performed a prolonged bowing which was shorter than the first and then 

lifted his head and performed two prostrations. He then stood up for the second rak'a and 

offered it like the first. Then he stood up and said, "The sun and the moon do not eclipse 

because of someone's life or death but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah 

which He shows to His worshipers. So whenever you see them, make haste for the 

prayer." 

2.167: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The sun eclipsed and the Prophet got up, being afraid that it might be the Hour (i.e. Day 

of Judgment). He went to the Mosque and offered the prayer with the longest Qiyam, 

bowing and prostration that I had ever seen him doing. Then he said, "These signs which 

Allah sends do not occur because of the life or death of somebody, but Allah makes His 

worshipers afraid by them. So when you see anything thereof, proceed to remember 

Allah, invoke Him and ask for His forgiveness." 

2.168: 

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba : 

On the day of Ibrahim's death, the sun eclipsed and the people said that the eclipse was 

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the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of 

someone's death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is 

clear." 

2.169: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

In the lifetime of the Prophet the sun eclipsed and then he offered a two rak'at prayer. 

2.170: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

In the lifetime of the Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) the sun eclipsed and he went out dragging 

his clothes till he reached the Mosque. The people gathered around him and he led them 

and offered two rak'at. When the sun (eclipse) cleared, he said, "The sun and the moon 

are two signs amongst the signs of Allah; they do not eclipse because of the death of 

someone, and so when an eclipse occurs, pray and invoke Allah till the eclipse is over." It 

happened that a son of the Prophet called Ibrahim died on that day and the people were 

talking about that (saying that the eclipse was caused by his death). 

2.171: 

Narrated Aisha: 

The Prophet led us and performed four bowing in two rak'at during the solar eclipse and 

the first rak'a was longer. 

2.172: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) recited (the Qur'an) aloud during the eclipse prayer and when he 

had finished the eclipse prayer he said the Takbir and bowed. When he stood straight 

from bowing he would say "Sami 'al-l-ahu Lyman hamidah Rabbana wa laka 1-hamd." 

And he would again start reciting. In the eclipse prayer there are four bowing and four 

prostrations in two rak'at. Al-Auza'i and others said that they had heard Az-Zuhi from 

'Ursa from 'Aisha saying, "In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle the sun eclipsed, and he 

made a person to announce: 'Prayer in congregation.' He led the prayer and performed 

four bowing and four prostrations in two rak'at." Narrated Al-Walid that "Abdur-Rahman 

bin Namir had informed him that he had heard the same. Ibn Shihab heard the same. Az- 

Zuhri said, "I asked ('Ursa), What did your brother "Abdullah bin Az-Zubair do? He 

prayed two rak'at (of the eclipse prayer) like the morning prayer, when he offered the 

(eclipse) prayer in Median.' 'Ursa replied that he had missed (i.e. did not pray according 

to) the Prophet's tradition." Sulaiman bin Kathir and Sufyan bin Husain narrated from Az- 

Zuhri that the prayer for the eclipse used to be offered with loud recitation. 

2.173: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud : 

The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and 

those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small 

stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me." Later on, I 

saw him killed as a non-believer. 

2.174: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

On Fridays the Prophet used to recite Alf Lam Mim Tanzil-As-Sajda (in the first rak'a) 

and Hal ata'alal-lnsani i.e. Suratad-Dahr (LXXVI) (in the second rak'a), in the Fajr prayer. 



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2.175: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The prostration of Sa'd is not a compulsory one but I saw the Prophet prostrating while 

reciting it. 

2.176: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

The Prophet recited Surat-an-Najm (53) and prostrated while reciting it and all the people 

prostrated and a man amongst the people took a handful of stones or earth and raised it to 

his face and said, "This is sufficient for me. Later on I saw him killed as a Nobel ever. " 

2.177: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet I prostrated while reciting An-Najm and with him prostrated the Muslims, 

the pagans, the j inns, and all human beings. 

2.178: 

Narrated ' Ata' bin Yasar: 

I asked Zaid bin Thabit about prostration on which he said that he had recited An-Najm 

before the Prophet, yet he (the Prophet) had not performed a prostration. 

2.179: 

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: 

I recited An-Najm before the Prophet, yet he did not perform a prostration. 

2.180: 

Narrated Abu Salma: 

I saw Abu Huraira reciting Idha-Sama' un-Shaqqat and he prostrated during its recitation. 

I asked Abu Huraira, "Didn't I see you prostrating?" Abu Huraira said, "Had I not seen the 

Prophet prostrating, I would not have prostrated." 

2.181: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

When the Prophet recited a Sura that contained the prostration he would prostrate and we 

would do the same and some of us (because of the heavy rush) could not find a place for 

prostration. 

2.182: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar, 

When the Prophet recited Surat As-Sajda and we were with him, he would prostrate and 

we also would prostrate with him and some of us (because of the heavy rush) would not 

find a place (for our foreheads) to prostrate on. 

2.183: 

Narrated Rabija: 

"Umar bin Al-Khattab recited Surat-an-Nahl on a Friday on the pulpit and when he 

reached the verse of Sajda he got down from the pulpit and prostrated and the people also 

prostrated. The next Friday "Umar bin Al-Khattab recited the same Sura and when he 

reached the verse of Sajda he said, "O people! When we recite the verses of Sajda (during 

the sermon) whoever prostrates does the right thing, yet it is no sin for the one who does 

not prostrate." And "Umar did not prostrate (that day). Added Ibn 'Umar "Allah has not 

made the prostration of recitation compulsory but if we wish we can do it." 

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Narrated Abu Raff : 

I offered the Tsha' prayer behind Abu Huraira and he recited Idhas-Sama' Un-Shaqqat, 

and prostrated. I said, "What is this?" Abu Huraira said, "I prostrated behind Abul-Qasim 

and I will do the same till I meet him." 

2.185: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar. 

Whenever the Prophet recited the Sura which contained the prostration of recitation he 

used to prostrate and then, we, too, would prostrate and some of us did not find a place 

for prostration. 

2.186: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas : 

The Prophet once stayed for nineteen days and prayed shortened prayers. So when we 

travel led (and stayed) for nineteen days, we used to shorten the prayer but if we traveled 

(and stayed) for a longer period we used to offer the full prayer. 

2.187: 

Narrated Yahya bin 'Is-haq: 

I heard Anas saying, "We traveled with the Prophet from Medina to Mecca and offered 

two rak'at (for every prayer) till we returned to Medina." I said, "Did you stay for a while 

in Mecca?" He replied, "We stayed in Mecca for ten days." 

2.188: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

I offered the prayer with the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar at Mina and it was of two 

rak'at. "Uthman in the early days of his caliphate did the same, but later on he started 

praying the full prayer. 

2.189: 

Narrated Haritha bin Wahab: 

The Prophet I led us in the prayer at Mina during the peace period by offering two rak'at. 

2.190: 

Narrated ' Abdur Rahman bin Yazid: 

We offered a four rak'at prayer at Mina behind Ibn "Affan . "Abdullah bin Mas'ud was 

informed about it. He said sadly, "Truly to Allah we belong and truly to Him we shall 

return." And added, "I prayed two rak'at with Allah's Apostle at Mina and similarly with 

Abu Bakr and with 'Umar (during their caliphates)." He further said, "May I be lucky 

enough to have two of the four rak'at accepted (by Allah)." 

2.191: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet and his companions reached Mecca in the morning of the 4th Dhul-Hijja 

reciting Talbiya (O Allah! We are obedient to your orders, we respond 4 to your call) . . . 

intending to perform Hajj. The Prophet ordered his companions to assume the lhram for 

Umra instead of Hajj, excepting those who had Hadi (sacrifice) with them. 

2.192: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "A woman should not travel for more than three days except with a 

Dhi-Mahram (i.e. a male with whom she cannot marry at all, e.g. her brother, father, 

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2.193: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "A woman should not travel for more than three days except with a 

Dhi-Mahram." 

2.194: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and 

the Last Day to travel for one day and night except with a Mahram." 

2.195: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik : 

offered four rak'at of Zuhr prayer with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) at Medina and two rak'at at 

Dhul-Hulaifa. (i.e. shortened the " Asr prayer). 

2.196: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

"When the prayers were first enjoined they were of two rak'at each. Later the prayer in a 

journey was kept as it was but the prayers for non- travelers were completed." Az-Zuhri 

said, "I asked 'Urwa what made Aisha pray the full prayers (in journey)." He replied, "She 

did the same as "Uthman did." 

2.197: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

"I saw Allah's Apostle delaying the Maghrib prayer till he offered it along with the Tsha' 

prayer whenever he was in a hurry during the journey." Salim narrated, "Ibn 'Umar used 

to do the same whenever he was in a hurry during the journey." And Salim added, "Ibn 

'Umar used to pray the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together in Al-Muzdalifa." Salim said, 

"Ibn "Umar delayed the Maghrib prayer because at that time he heard the news of the 

death of his wife Safiya bint Abi "Ubaid. I said to him, 'The prayer (is due).' He said, 'Go 

on.' Again I said, 'The prayer (is due).' He said, 'Go on,' till we covered two or three miles. 

Then he got down, prayed and said, 'I saw the Prophet praying in this way, whenever he 

was in a hurry during the journey.' "Abdullah (bin "Umar) added, "Whenever the Prophet 

was in a hurry, he used to delay the Maghrib prayer and then offer three rak'at (of the 

Maghrib) and perform Taslim, and after waiting for a short while, Iqama used to be 

pronounced for the Tsha' prayer when he would offer two rak'at and perform Taslim. He 

would never offer any optional prayer till the middle of the night (when he used to pray 

the Tahajjud)." 

2.198: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin Amir from his father who said: 

I saw the Prophet (p.b.u.h) offering the prayer on his mount (Rahila) whatever direction it 

took. 

2.199: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah, 

The Prophet used to offer the Nawafil, while riding, facing a direction other than that of 

the Qibla. 

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Ibn "Umar (while on a journey) used to offer the prayer and the witr on his mount 

(Rahila). He said that the Prophet used to do so. 

2.201: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Dinar: 

On traveling, "Abdullah bin "Umar used to offer the prayer on his Mount by signs 

whatever direction it took. "Abdullah said that the Prophet used to do so. 

2.202: 

Narrated Amir bin Rabi"a, 

I saw the Prophet on his Mount praying Nawafil by nodding his head, whatever direction 

he faced, but Allah's Apostle never did the same in offering the compulsory prayers. 

Narrated Salim: At night "Abdullah bin "Umar used to offer the prayer on the back of his 

animal during the journey and never cared about the direction he faced. Ibn "Umar said, 

"Allah's Apostle used to offer the optional prayer on the back of his Mount facing any 

direction and also used to pray the witr on it but never offered the compulsory prayer on 

it." 

2.203: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah 

The Prophet used to pray (the Nawafil) on his Mount facing east and whenever he wanted 

to offer the compulsory prayer, he used to dismount and face the Qibla. 

2.204: 

Narrated Anas bin Seereen: 

We went to receive Anas bin Malik when he returned from Sham and met him at a place 

called Ain-at-Tamr. I saw him praying riding the donkey, with his face to this direction, 

i.e. to the left of the Qibla. I said to him, "I have seen you offering the prayer in a 

direction other than that of the Qibla." He replied, "If I had not seen Allah's Apostle doing 

it, I would not have done it." 

2.205: 

Narrated Hafs bin "Asim: 

Ibn "Umar went on a journey and said, "I accompanied the Prophet and he did not offer 

optional prayers during the journey, and Allah says: 'Verily! In Allah's Apostle you have a 

good example to follow.' " (33.21) 

2.206: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar : 

I accompanied Allah's Apostle and he never offered more than two rak'at during the 

journey. Abu Bakr, "Umar and "Uthman used to do the same. 

2.207: 

Narrated Ibn Abu Laila: 

Only Um Hani told us that she had seen the Prophet (p.b.u.h) offering the Duha (forenoon 

prayer). She said, "On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet took a bath in my 

house and offered eight rak"at. I never saw him praying such a light prayer but he 

performed perfect prostration and bowing. Narrated 'Abdullah bin Amir that his father 

had told him that he had seen the Prophet (p.b.u.h) praying Nawafil at night on the back 

of his Mount on a journey, facing whatever direction it took. 

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Ibn TJmar said, "Allah's Apostle used to pray the Nawafil on the back of his Mount 

(carriage) by signs facing any direction." Ibn TJmar used to do the same. 

2.209: 

Narrated Salim's father: 

The Prophet used to offer the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together whenever he was in a 

hurry on a journey. 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle used to offer the Zuhr and ' Asr prayers together on 

journeys, and also used to offer the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together. 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet used to offer the Maghrib and the Tsha' prayers 

together on journeys. 

2.210: 

Narrated Az-Zuhri: 

Salim told me, ""Abdullah bin TJmar said, 'I saw Allah's Apostle delaying the Maghrib 

prayer till he offered it along with the Tsha prayer whenever he was in a hurry during the 

journey.' " Salim said, "Abdullah bin TJmar used to do the same whenever he was in a 

hurry during the journey. After making the call for Iqama, for the Maghrib prayer he used 

to offer three rak'at and then perform Taslim. After waiting for a short while, he would 

pronounce the Iqama for the Tsha' prayer and offer two rak'at and perform Taslim. He 

never prayed any Nawafil in between the two prayers or after the Tsha' prayers till he got 

up in the middle of the night (for Tahajjud prayer)." 

2.211: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer these two prayers together on journeys i.e. the Maghrib and 

the Tsha'. 

2.212: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Whenever the Prophet started a journey before noon, he used to delay the Zuhr prayer till 

the time of "Asr and then offer them together; and if the sun declined (at noon) he used to 

offer the Zuhr prayer and then ride (for the journey). 

2.213: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Whenever the Prophet started the journey before noon, he used to delay the Zuhr prayer 

till the time for the "Asr prayer and then he would dismount and pray them together; and 

whenever the sun declined before he started the journey he used to offer the Zuhr prayer 

and then ride (for the journey). 

2.214: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle prayed in his house while sitting during his illness and the people prayed 

behind him standing and he pointed to them to sit down. When he had finished the prayer, 

he said, "The Imam is to be followed and so when he bows you should bow; and when he 

lifts his head you should also do the same." 

2.215: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) fell down from a horse and his right side was either injured or 

scratched, so we went to inquire about his health. The time for the prayer became due and 



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he offered the prayer while sitting and we prayed while standing. He said, "The Imam is 

to be followed; so if he says Takbir, you should also say Takbir, and if he bows you 

should also bow; and when he lifts his head you should also do the same and if he says: 

Samfa 1-lahu liman hamidah (Allah hears whoever sends his praises to Him) you should 

say: Rabbana walakal-Hamd (O our Lord! All the praises are for You.") (See Hadith No. 

656 Vol. 1). 

2.216: 

Narrated Tmran bin Husain: 

(who had piles) I asked Allah's Apostle about the praying of a man while sitting. He said, 

"If he prays while standing it is better and he who prays while sitting gets half the reward 

of that who prays standing; and whoever prays while Lying gets half the reward of that 

who prays while sitting." 

2.217: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buraida: 

Tmran bin Husain had piles. Once Abu Ma mar narrated from Tmran bin Husain had 

said, "I asked the Prophet (p.b.u.h) about the prayer of a person while sitting. He said, 'It 

is better for one to pray standing; and whoever prays sitting gets half the reward of that 

who prays while standing; and whoever prays while Lying gets half the reward of that 

who prays while sitting.' " 

2.218: 

Narrated Tmran bin Husain: 

had piles, so I asked the Prophet about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and if 

you can't, pray while sitting and if you cannot do even that, then pray Lying on your side." 

2.219: 

Narrated Aisha: 

(the mother of the faithful believers) I never saw Allah's Apostle offering the night prayer 

while sitting except in his old age and then he used to recite while sitting and whenever 

he wanted to bow he would get up and recite thirty or forty verses (while standing) and 

then bow. 

2.220: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of the faithful believers) Allah's Apostle (in his last days) used to pray sitting. 

He would recite while sitting, and when thirty or forty verses remained from the recitation 

he would get up and recite them while standing and then he would bow and prostrate. He 

used to do the same in the second rak'a. After finishing the Prayer he used to look at me 

and if I was awake he would talk to me and if I was asleep, he would lie down. 

2.221: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When the Prophet got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma 

lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka 

mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. 

Walakalhamd, anta-1-haq wa wa'duka-1-haq, wa liqa'uka Haq, wa qualuka Haq, wal- 

jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, sallal-lahu'alaihi 

wasallam, Haq, was-sa'atu Haq. Allahumma aslamtu Laka wabika amantu, wa Alaika 

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qaddamtu wama akh-khartu wama as-rartu wama'a lantu, anta-1-muqaddim wa anta-1-mu 
akh-khir, la ilaha ilia anta (or la ilaha ghairuka). (O Allah! All the praises are for you, 
You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the 
praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever 
is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth 
And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all 
the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet 
You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the 
Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of 
Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend 
on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non- 
believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my 
previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One 
who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped 
but you . Sufyan said that "Abdul Karim Abu Umaiya added to the above, 'Wala haula 
Wala quwata ilia billah' (There is neither might nor power except with Allah). 
2.222: 

Narrated Salim's father: 

In the lifetime of the Prophet whosoever saw a dream would narrate it to Allah's Apostle. 
I had a wish of seeing a dream to narrate it to Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) I was a grown up 
boy and used to sleep in the Mosque in the lifetime of the Prophet. I saw in the dream 
that two angels caught hold of me and took me to the Fire which was built all round like a 
built well and had two poles in it and the people in it were known to me. I started saying, 
"I seek refuge with Allah from the Fire." Then I met another angel who told me not to be 
afraid. I narrated the dream to Hafsa who told it to Allah's Apostle. The Prophet said, 
"Abdullah is a good man. I wish he prayed Tahajjud." After that "Abdullah (i.e. Salim's 
father) used to sleep but a little at night. 
2.223: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer eleven rak'at and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the 
prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Qur'an) before he 
would lift his head. He used to pray two rak'at (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then 
used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the 
prayer. 
2.224: 

Narrated Jundab: 

The Prophet became sick and did not get up (for Tahajjud prayer) for a night or two. 
2.225: 

Narrated Jundab bin "Abdullah : 

Gabriel did not come to the Prophet (for some time) and so one of the Quraish women 
said, "His Satan has deserted him." So came the Divine Revelation: "By the forenoon 
And by the night When it is still! Your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither Forsaken you 
Nor hated you." (93.1-3) 
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One night the Prophet got up and said, "Subhan Allah! How many afflictions Allah has 

revealed tonight and how many treasures have been sent down (disclosed). Go and wake 

the sleeping lady occupants of these dwellings up (for prayers), perhaps a well dressed in 

this world may be naked in the Hereafter." 

2.227: 

Narrated ' Ali bin Abi Talib 

One night Allah's Apostle came to me and Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet and asked, 

"Won't you pray (at night)?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Our souls are in the hands of 

Allah and if He wants us to get up He will make us get up." When I said that, he left us 

without saying anything and I heard that he was hitting his thigh and saying, "But man is 

more quarrelsome than anything." (18.54) 

2.228: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to give up a good deed, although he loved to do it, for fear that 

people might act on it and it might be made compulsory for them. The Prophet never 

prayed the Duha prayer, but I offer it. 

2.229: 

Narrated 'Aisha, the mother of the faithful believers: 

One night Allah's Apostle offered the prayer in the Mosque and the people followed him. 

The next night he also offered the prayer and too many people gathered. On the third and 

the fourth nights more people gathered, but Allah's Apostle did not come out to them. In 

the morning he said, "I saw what you were doing and nothing but the fear that it (i.e. the 

prayer) might be enjoined on you, stopped me from coming to you." And that happened in 

the month of Ramadan. 

2.230: 

Narrated Al-Mughira: 

The Prophet used to stand (in the prayer) or pray till both his feet or legs swelled. He was 

asked why (he offered such an unbearable prayer) and he said, "should I not be a thankful 

slave." 

2.231: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As: 

Allah's Apostle told me, "The most beloved prayer to Allah is that of David and the most 

beloved fasts to Allah are those of David. He used to sleep for half of the night and then 

pray for one third of the night and again sleep for its sixth part and used to fast on 

alternate days." 

2.232: 

Narrated Masruq: 

I asked 'Aisha which deed was most loved by the Prophet. She said, "A deed done 

continuously." I further asked, "When did he used to get up (in the night for the prayer)." 

She said, "He used to get up on hearing the crowing of a cock." 

2.233: 

Narrated Al-Ashath: 

He (the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) used to get up for the prayer on hearing the crowing of a cock. 

2.234: 

Narrated "Aisha: 



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In my house he (Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) never passed the last hours of the night but sleeping. 

2.235: 

Narrated Qatada: 

Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Zaid bin Thabit took their Suhur 

together. When they finished it, the Prophet stood for the (Fajr) prayer and offered it." We 

asked Anas, "What was the interval between their finishing the Suhur and the starting of 

the morning prayer?" Anas replied, "It was equal to the time taken by a person in reciting 

fifty verses of the Qur'an." 

2.236: 

Narrated Abu- Wail: 

'Abdullah said, "One night I offered the Tahajjud prayer with the Prophet and he kept on 

standing till an ill-thought came to me." We said, "What was the ill-thought?" He said, "It 

was to sit down and leave the Prophet (standing)." 

2.237: 

Narrated Hudhaifa : 

Whenever the Prophet got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) 

with Siwak. 

2.238: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! How is the prayer of the night?" He said, "Two rak'at 

followed by two rak'at and so on, and when you apprehend the approaching dawn, offer 

one rak'a as witr." 

2.239: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The prayer of the Prophet used to be of thirteen rak'at, i.e. of the night prayer. 

2.240: 

Narrated Masruq: 

I asked Aisha about the night prayer of Allah's Apostle and she said, "It was seven, nine 

or eleven rak'at besides the two rak'at of the Fajr prayer (i.e. Sunna). " 

2.241: 

Narrated 'Aisha, 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to offer thirteen rak'at of the night prayer and that included the 

witr and two rak'at (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer. 

2.242: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

Sometimes Allah's Apostle would not fast (for so many days) that we thought that he 

would not fast that month and he sometimes used to fast (for so many days) that we 

thought he would not leave fasting throughout that month and (as regards his prayer and 

sleep at night), if you wanted to see him praying at night, you could see him praying and 

if you wanted to see him sleeping, you could see him sleeping. 

2.243: 

Narrated Abu Huraira 

Allah's Apostle said, "Satan puts three knots at the back of the head of any of you if he is 

asleep. On every knot he reads and exhales the following words, 'The night is long, so 

stay asleep.' When one wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone; and when 



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one performs ablution, the second knot is undone, and when one prays the third knot is 

undone and one gets up energetic with a good heart in the morning; otherwise one gets up 

lazy and with a mischievous heart." 

2.244: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundab: 

The Prophet said in his narration of a dream that he saw, "He whose head was being 

crushed with a stone was one who learnt the Qur'an but never acted on it, and slept 

ignoring the compulsory prayers." 

2.245: 

Narrated 'Abdullah : 

A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and he was told that he had kept on 

sleeping till morning and had not got up for the prayer. The Prophet said, "Satan urinated 

in his ears." 

2.246: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night 

down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: "Is 

there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask 

Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I 

may forgive him?" 

2.247: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

I asked ' Aisha "How is the night prayer of the Prophet?" She replied, "He used to sleep 

early at night, and get up in its last part to pray, and then return to his bed. When the 

Mu'adh-dhin pronounced the Adhan, he would get up. If he was in need of a bath he 

would take it; otherwise he would perform ablution and then go out (for the prayer)." 

2.248: 

Narrated Abu Salma bin ' Abdur Rahman: 

I asked 'Aisha, "How is the prayer of Allah's Apostle during the month of Ramadan." She 

said, "Allah's Apostle never exceeded eleven rak'at in Ramadan or in other months; he 

used to offer four rak'at— do not ask me about their beauty and length, then four rak'at, 

do not ask me about their beauty and length, and then three rak'at." Aisha further said, "I 

said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you sleep before offering the witr prayer?' He replied, 'O 

'Aisha! My eyes sleep but my heart remains awake'!" 

2.249: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

I did not see the Prophet reciting (the Qur'an) in the night prayer while sitting except 

when he became old; when he used to recite while sitting, and when thirty or forty verses 

remained from the Sura, he would get up and recite them and then bow. 

2.250: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

At the time of the Fajr prayer the Prophet asked Bilal, "Tell me of the best deed you did 

after embracing Islam, for I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise." Bilal replied, 

"I did not do anything worth mentioning except that whenever I performed ablution 

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2.251.1: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

Once the Prophet (p.b.u.h) entered the Mosque and saw a rope hanging in between its two 

pillars. He said, "What is this rope?" The people said, "This rope is for Zainab who, when 

she feels tired, holds it (to keep standing for the prayer.)" The Prophet said, "Don't use it. 

Remove the rope. You should pray as long as you feel active, and when you get tired, sit 

down." 

2.251.1: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

A woman from the tribe of Bani Asad was sitting with me and Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) 

came to my house and said, "Who is this?" I said, "(She is) So and so. She does not sleep 

at night because she is engaged in prayer." The Prophet said disapprovingly: Do (good) 

deeds which is within your capacity as Allah never gets tired of giving rewards till you 

get tired of doing good deeds." 

2.252: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As: 

Allah's Apostle said to me, "O 'Abdullah! Do not be like so and so who used to pray at 

night and then stopped the night prayer." 

2.253: 

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: 

The Prophet "Whoever gets up at night and says: — 'La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika 

lahu Lahu-1-mulk, waLahu-1-hamd wahuwa 'ala kullishai'in Qadir. Al hamdu lil-lahi wa 

subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-1-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil- 

lah.' (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no 

partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. 

All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be 

worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except 

with Allah). And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes 

(Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be 

accepted." 

2.254: 

Narrated Abu Huraira 

That once Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Your brother, i.e. 'Abdullah bin Rawaha does 

not say obscene (referring to his verses): Amongst us is Allah's Apostle, who recites His 

Book when it dawns. He showed us the guidance, after we were blind. We believe that 

whatever he says will come true. And he spends his nights in such a way as his sides do 

not touch his bed. While the pagans were deeply asleep." 

2.255: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar said, "In the lifetime of the Prophet I dreamt that a piece of silk cloth was in 

my hand and it flew with me to whichever part of Paradise I wanted. I also saw as if two 

persons (i.e. angels) came to me and wanted to take me to Hell. Then an angel met us and 

told me not to be afraid. He then told them to leave me. Hafsa narrated one of my dreams 

to the Prophet and the Prophet said, "Abdullah is a good man. Would that he offer the 

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Tahajjud. The companions of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to tell him their dreams that 

(Laila-tul-Qadr) was on the 27th of the month of Ramadan. The Prophet said, "I see that 

your dreams agree on the last ten nights of Ramadan and so whoever is in search of it 

should seek it in the last ten nights of Ramadan." 

2.256: 

Narrated "Aisha; 

Allah's Apostle offered the Tsha' prayer (and then got up at the Tahajjud time) and 

offered eight rak'at and then offered two rak'at while sitting. He then offered two rak'at 

in between the Adhan and Iqama (of the Fajr prayer) and he never missed them. 

2.257: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to lie down on his right side, after offering two rak'at (Sunna) of the 

Fajr prayer. 

2.258: 

Narrated "Aisha : 

After offering the Sunna of the Fajr prayer, the Prophet used to talk to me, if I happen to 

be awake; otherwise he would lie down till the Iqama call was proclaimed (for the Fajr 

prayer). 

2.259: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

After offering the two rak'at (Sunna) the Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to talk to me, if I happen 

to be awake; otherwise he would lie down. 

2.260: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet was never more regular and particular in offering any Nawafil than the two 

rak'at (Sunna) of the Fajr prayer. 

2.261: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to offer thirteen rak'at in the night prayer and on hearing the Adhan 

for the morning prayer, he used to offer two light rak'at. 

2.262: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to make the two rak'at before the Fajr prayer so light that I 

would wonder whether he recited Al-Fatiha (or not). 

2.263: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara (Istikhara means to ask 

Allah to guide one to the right sort of action concerning any job or a deed), in all matters 

as he taught us the Suras of the Qur'an. He said, "If anyone of you thinks of doing any job 

he should offer a two rak'at prayer other than the compulsory ones and say (after the 

prayer): — Allahumma inni astakhiruka bi'ilmika, Wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratika, Wa 

as'alaka min fadlika Al-'azlm Fa-innaka taqdiru Wala aqdiru, Wa ta'lamu Wala a'lamu, 

Wa anta 'allamu 1-ghuyub. Allahumma, in kunta ta'lam anna hadha-1-amra Khairun li fi 

dini wa ma'ashi wa'aqibati "Amri (or 'ajili "Amri wa'ajilihi) Faqdirhu wa yas-sirhu li 

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wa'aqibati 'Amri (or fi'ajili 'Amri wa ajilihi) Fasrifhu anni was-rifni anhu. Waqdir li al- 

khaira haithu kana Thumma ardini bihi.' (O Allah! I ask guidance from Your knowledge, 

And Power from Your Might and I ask for Your great blessings. You are capable and I 

am not. You know and I do not and You know the unseen. O Allah! If You know that this 

job is good for my religion and my subsistence and in my Hereafter— (or said: If it is 

better for my present and later needs)— Then You ordain it for me and make it easy for me 

to get, And then bless me in it, and if You know that this job is harmful to me In my 

religion and subsistence and in the Hereafter— (or said: If it is worse for my present and 

later needs)— Then keep it away from me and let me be away from it. And ordain for me 

whatever is good for me, And make me satisfied with it). The Prophet added that then the 

person should name (mention) his need. 

2.264: 

Narrated Abu Qatada bin Rabi Al-Ansari; 

The Prophet said, "If anyone of you enters a Mosque, he should not sit until he has 

offered a two-rak'at prayer." 

2.265: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

Allah's Apostle led us and offered a two rak'at prayer and then went away. 

2.266: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar Abu, 

I offered with Allah's Apostle a two rak'at prayer before the Zuhr prayer and two rak'at 

after the Zuhr prayer, two rak'at after Jumua, Maghrib and Tsha' prayers. 

2.267: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

While delivering a sermon, Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you comes while the Imam 

is delivering the sermon or has come out for it, he should offer a two rak'at prayer." 

2.268: 

Narrated Mujahid: 

Somebody came to the house of Ibn 'Umar and told him that Allah's Apostles had entered 

the Ka'ba. Ibn 'Umar said, "I went in front of the Ka'ba and found that Allah's Apostle 

had come out of the Ka'ba and I saw Bilal standing by the side of the gate of the Ka'ba. I 

said, 'O Bilal! Has Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) prayed inside the Ka'ba?' Bilal replied in the 

affirmative. I said, 'Where (did he pray)?' He replied, '(He prayed) Between these two 

pillars and then he came out and offered a two rak'at prayer in front of the Ka'ba.' " Abu 

'Abdullah said: Abu Huraira said, "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) advised me to offer two rak'at 

of Duha prayer (prayer to be offered after sunrise and before midday). " Itban (bin Malik) 

said, "Allah's Apostle 

(p.b.u.h) and Abu Bakr, came to me after sunrise and we aligned behind the Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) and offered two rak'at." 

2.269: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I offered with the Prophet two rak'at before the Zuhr and two rak'at after the Zuhr prayer; 

two rak'at after Maghrib, Tsha' and the Jumua prayers. Those of the Maghrib and Tsha' 

were offered in his house. My sister Hafsa told me that the Prophet used to offer two light 

rak'at after dawn and it was the time when I never went to the Prophet." 



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2.270: 

Narrated "Amr: 

I heard Abu Ash-sha'tha' Jabir saying, "I heard Ibn 'Abbas saying, 'I offered with Allah's 

Apostle eight rak'at (of Zuhr and 'Asr prayers) together and seven rak'at (the Maghrib 

and the Tsha' prayers) together.' " I said, "O Abu Ash-shatha! I think he must have prayed 

the Zuhr late and the 'Asr early; the Tsha early and the Maghrib late." Abu Ash-sha'tha' 

said, "I also think so." (See Hadith No. 518 Vol. 1). 

2.271: 

Narrated Muwarriq: 

I asked Ibn 'Umar "Do you offer the Duha prayer?" He replied in the negative. I further 

asked, "Did 'Umar use to pray it?" He (Ibn TJmar) replied in the negative. I again asked, 

"Did Abu Bakr use to pray it?" He replied in the negative. I again asked, "Did the Prophet 

use to pray it?" Ibn TJmar replied, "I don't think he did." 

2.272: 

Narrated " Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila: 

Only Um Hani narrated to me that she had seen the Prophet offering the Duha prayer. She 

said, "On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet entered my house, took a bath 

and offered eight rak'at (of Duha prayers. I had never seen the Prophet offering such a 

light prayer but he performed bowing and prostrations perfectly . 

2.273: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I never saw the Prophet offering the Duha prayer but I always offer it. 

2.274: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

My friend (the Prophet) advised me to do three things and I shall not leave them till I die, 

these are: To fast three days every month, to offer the Duha prayer, and to offer witr 

before sleeping. 

2.275.1: 

Narrated Anas bin Seereen: 

I heard Anas bin Malik al-Ansari saying, "An Ansari man, who was very fat, said to the 

Prophet, 'I am unable to present myself for the prayer with you.' He prepared a meal for 

the Prophet and invited him to his house. He washed one side of a mat with water and the 

Prophet offered two rak'at on it." So and so, the son of so and so, the son of Al-Jaruid 

asked Anas, "Did the Prophet use to offer the Duha prayer?" Anas replied, "I never saw 

him praying (the Duha prayer) except on that day." 

2.275.2: 

Narrated Ibn TJmar: 

I remember ten rak'at of Nawafil from the Prophet, two rak'at before the Zuhr prayer and 

two after it; two rak'at after Maghrib prayer in his house, and two rak'at after Tsha' prayer 

in his 

house, and two rak'at before the Fajr prayer and at that time nobody would enter the 

house of the Prophet Hafsa told me that the Prophet used to offer two rak'at after the call 

maker had made the Adhan and the day had dawned. 

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The Prophet never missed four rak'at before the Zuhr prayer and two rak'at before the 

Fajr prayer. 

2.277: 

Narrated 'Abdullah Al-Muzni: 

The Prophet said, "Pray before the Maghrib (compulsory) prayer." He (said it thrice) and 

in the third time, he said, "Whoever wants to offer it can do so." He said so because he 

did not like the people to take it as a tradition. 

2.278: 

Narrated Marthad bin 'Abdullah Al-Yazani: 

I went to 'Uqba bin Amir Al-Juhani and said, "Is it not surprising that Abi Tamim offers 

two rak'at before the Maghrib prayer?" 'Uqba said, "We used to do so in the lifetime of 

Allah's Apostle." I asked him, "What prevents you from offering it now?" He replied, 

"Business." 

2.279: 

Narrated Mahmud bin Ar-rabi' Al-Ansari, 

that he remembered Allah's Apostle and he also remembered a mouthful of water which 

he had thrown on his face, after taking it from a well that was in their house. Mahmud 

said that he had heard Ttban bin Malik, who was present with Allah's Apostle in the 

battle of Badr saying, "I used to lead my people at Bani Salim in the prayer and there was 

a valley between me and those people. Whenever it rained it used to be difficult for me to 

cross it to go to their mosque. So I went to Allah's Apostle and said, 'I have weak eyesight 

and the valley between me and my people flows during the rainy season and it becomes 

difficult for me to cross it; I wish you would come to my house and pray at a place so that 

I could take that place as a praying place.' Allah's Apostle said, 'I will do so.' So Allah's 

Apostle and Abu Bakr came to my house in the (next) morning after the sun had risen 

high. Allah's Apostle asked my permission to let him in and I admitted him. He did not sit 

before saying, Where do you want us to offer the prayer in your house?' I pointed to the 

place where I wanted him to pray. So Allah's Apostle stood up for the prayer and started 

the prayer with Takbir and we aligned in rows behind him; and he offered two rak'at, and 

finished them with Taslim, and we also performed Taslim with him. I detained him for a 

meal called "Khazir" which I had prepared for him.~("Khazir" is a special type of dish 

prepared from barley flour and meat soup)— 

When the neighbors got the news that Allah's Apostle was in my house, they poured it till 

there were a great number of men in the house. One of them said, What is wrong with 

Malik, for I do not see him?' One of them replied, 'He is a hypocrite and does not love 

Allah and His Apostle.' On that Allah's Apostle said, 'Don't say this. Haven't you seen that 

he said, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah for Allah's sake only.' The man 

replied, Allah and His Apostle know better; but by Allah, we never saw him but helping 

and talking with the hypocrites.' Allah's Apostle replied, "No doubt, whoever says. None 

has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and by that he wants the pleasures of Allah, then 

Allah will save him from Hell." Mahmud added, "I told the above narration to some 

people, one of whom was Abu Aiyub, the companion of Allah's Apostle in the battle in 

which he (Abu Aiyub) died and Yazid bin Mu'awiya was their leader in Roman Territory. 

Abu Aiyub denounced the narration and said, 'I doubt that Allah's Apostle ever said what 

you have said.' I felt that too much, and I vowed to Allah that if I remained alive in that 



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holy battle, I would (go to Medina and) ask Ttban bin Malik if he was still living in the 

mosque of his people. So when he returned, I assumed Ihram for Hajj or 'Umra and then I 

proceeded on till I reached Medina. I went to Bani Salim and Ttban bin Malik, who was 

by then an old blind man, was leading his people in the prayer. When he finished the 

prayer, I greeted him and introduced myself to him and then asked him about that 

narration. He told that narration again in the same manner as he had narrated it the first 

time." 

2.280: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar, 

Allah's Apostle said, "Offer some of your prayers in your houses and do not make them 

graves." 

2.281: 

Narrated Quza'a: 

I heard Abu Sa'id saying four words. He said, "I heard the Prophet (saying the following 

narrative)." He had participated in twelve holy battles with the Prophet. 

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Do not set out on a journey except for three 

Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Allah's Apostle , and the Mosque of 

Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem)." 

2.282: 

Narrated Abu Huraira 

Allah's Apostle said, "One prayer in my Mosque is better than one thousand prayers in 

any other mosque excepting Al-Masjid-AI-Haram." 

2.283: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar never offered the Duha prayer except on two occasions: 

(1) Whenever he reached Mecca; and he always used to reach Mecca in the forenoon. He 
would perform Tawaf round the Ka'ba and then offer two rak'at at the rear of Maqam 
Ibrahim. 

(2) Whenever he visited Quba, for he used to visit it every Saturday. When he entered the 
Mosque, he disliked to leave it without offering a prayer. Ibn 'Umar narrated that Allah's 
Apostle used to visit the Mosque of Quba (sometime) walking and (sometime) riding. 
And he (i.e. Ibn 'Umar) used to say, "I do only what my companions used to do and I 
don't forbid anybody to pray at any time during the day or night except that one should 
not intend to pray at sunrise or sunset." 

2.284: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Dinar: 

Ibn "Urnar said, "The Prophet used to go to the Mosque of Quba every Saturday 

(sometimes) walking and (sometimes) riding." 'Abdullah (Ibn 'Umar) used to do the 

same. 

2.285: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet used to go to the Mosque of Quba (sometimes) walking and sometimes 

riding. Added Naff (in another narration), "He then would offer two rak'at (in the 

Mosque of Quba)." 

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Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mazini: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Between my house and the pulpit there is a garden of the gardens of 

Paradise." 

2.287: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Between my house and my pulpit there is a garden of the gardens of 

Paradise, and my pulpit is on my fountain tank (i.e. Al-Kauthar)." 

2.288: 

Narrated Qaza'a Maula: 

(freed slave of) Ziyad: I heard Abu Sa"id Al-khudri narrating four things from the Prophet 

and I appreciated them very much. He said, conveying the words of the Prophet. 

(1) "A woman should not go on a two day journey except with her husband or a Dhi- 
Mahram. 

(2) No fasting is permissible on two days: Td-ul-Fitr and Td-ul-Adha. 

(3) No prayer after two prayers, i.e. after the Fajr prayer till the sunrises and after the " Asr 
prayer till the sun sets. 

(4) Do not prepare yourself for a journey except to three Mosques, i.e. Al-Masjid-AI- 
Haram, the Mosque of Aqsa (Jerusalem) and my Mosque." 

2.289: 

Narrated Kuraib Maula Ibn "Abbas: 

"Abdullah bin "Abbas said that he had passed a night in the house of Maimuna the mother 

of the faithful believers , who was his aunt. He said, "I slept across the bed, and Allah's 

Apostle along with his wife slept lengthwise. Allah's Apostle slept till midnight or 

slightly before or after it. Then Allah's Apostle woke up, sat, and removed the traces of 

sleep by rubbing his hands over his face. Then he recited the last ten verses of Surat-Al 

Tmran (2). Then he went towards a hanging leather water-container and performed a 

perfect ablution and then stood up for prayer." 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas added, "I got up and 

did the same as Allah's Apostle had done and then went and stood by his side. Allah's 

Apostle then put his right hand over my head and caught my right ear and twisted it. He 

offered two rak'at, then two rak'at, then two rak'at, then two rak'at, then two rak'at, then 

two rak'at and then offered one rak'a witr. Then he lay down till the Mu'adh-dhin came 

and then he prayed two light rak'at and went out and offered the early morning (Fajr) 

prayer." 

2.290: 

Narrated "Abdullah: 

We used to greet the Prophet while he was praying and he used to answer our greetings. 

When we returned from An-Najashi (the ruler of Ethiopia), we greeted him, but he did 

not answer us (during the prayer) and (after finishing the prayer) he said, "In the prayer 

one is occupied (with a more serious matter)." 

2.291: 

Narrated "Abdullah 

The same as No. 290. from the Prophet. 

2.292: 

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In the lifetime of the Prophet we used to speak while praying, and one of us would tell his 

needs to his companions, till the verse, 'Guard strictly your prayers (2.238) was revealed. 

After that we were ordered to remain silent while praying. 

2.293: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

The Prophet went out to affect a reconciliation between the tribes of Bani 'Amr bin "Auf 

and the time of the prayer became due; Bilal went to Abu Bakr and said, "The Prophet is 

detained. Will you lead the people in the prayer?" Abu Bakr replied, "Yes, if you wish." 

So Bilal pronounced the Iqama and Abu Bakr led the prayer. In the meantime the Prophet 

came crossing the rows (of the praying people) till he stood in the first row and the people 

started clapping. Abu Bakr never looked hither and thither during the prayer but when the 

people clapped too much, he looked back and saw the Prophet in the (first) row. The 

Prophet waved him to remain at his place, but Abu Bakr raised both his hands and sent 

praises to Allah and then retreated and the Prophet went forward and led the prayer. (See 

Hadith No. 295 & 296) 

2.294: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

We used to say the greeting, name and greet each other in the prayer. Allah's Apostle 

heard it and said:~"Say, 'at-tahiyyatu lil-lahi was-salawatu wat-taiyibatu . Assalamu 

Alaika aiyuha-n-Nabiyu wa-rahmatu-1-lahi wa-barakatuhu. _ Assalamu alaina wa-'ala 

'ibadi-1-lahi as-salihin.. Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-1-lah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan 

'Abdu hu wa Rasuluh. (All the compliments are for Allah and all the prayers and all the 

good things (are for Allah). Peace be on you, O Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings 

(are on you). And peace be on us and on the good (pious) worshipers of Allah. I testify 

that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and 

Apostle.) So, when you have said this, then you have surely sent the greetings to every 

good (pious) worship per of Allah, whether he be in the Heaven or on the Earth . " 

2.295: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

The Prophet said, "The saying 'Sub Han Allah' is for men and clapping is for women." (If 

something happens in the prayer, the men can invite the attention of the Imam by saying 

"Sub Han Allah". And women, by clapping their hands). 

2.296: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd, 

The Prophet said, "The saying 'Sub Han Allah' is for men and clapping is for women. 

2.297.1: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

While Abu Bakr was leading the people in the morning prayer on a Monday, the Prophet 

came towards them suddenly having lifted the curtain of 'Aisha's house, and looked at 

them as they were standing in rows and smiled. Abu Bakr tried to come back thinking 

that Allah's Apostle wanted to come out for the prayer. The attention of the Muslims was 

diverted from the prayer because they were delighted to see the Prophet. The Prophet 

waved his hand to them to complete their prayer, then he went back into the room and let 

down the curtain. The Prophet expired on that very day. 

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Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "A woman called her son while he was in his hermitage and said, 'O 

Juraij' He said, 'O Allah, my mother (is calling me) and (I am offering) my prayer (what 

shall I do)?' She again said, 'O Juraij!' He said again, 'O Allah ! My mother (is calling me) 

and (I am offering) my prayer (what shall I do)?' She again said, 'O Juraij' He again said, 

'O Allah! My mother (is calling me) and (I am offering) my prayer. (What shall I do?)' 

She said, 'O Allah! Do not let Juraij die till he sees the faces of prostitutes.' A shepherdess 

used to come by his hermitage for grazing her sheep and she gave birth to a child. She 

was asked whose child that was, and she replied that it was from Juraij and that he had 

come out from his hermitage. Juraij said, 'Where is that woman who claims that her child 

is from me?' (When she was brought to him along with the child), Juraij asked the child, 

'O Babus, who is your father?' The child replied, 'The shepherd.' " (See Hadith No 662. 

Vol 3). 

2.298: 

Narrated Mu'aiqib: 

The Prophet talked about a man leveling the earth on prostrating, and said, "If you have to 

do so, then do it once." 

2.299: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to pray with the Prophet in scorching heat, and if someone of us could not put 

his face on the earth (because of the heat) then he would spread his clothes and prostrate 

over them. 

2.300: 

Narrated Aisha: 

I used to stretch my legs towards the Qibla of the Prophet while he was praying; 

whenever he prostrated he touched me, and I would withdraw my legs, and whenever he 

stood up, I would restretch my legs. 

2.301: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet once offered the prayer and said, "Satan came in front of me and tried to 

interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me an upper hand on him and I choked him. No 

doubt, I thought of tying him to one of the pillars of the mosque till you get up in the 

morning and see him. Then I remembered the statement of Prophet Solomon, 'My Lord ! 

Bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me.' Then Allah 

made him (Satan) return with his head down (humiliated)." 

2.302: 

Narrated Al-Azraq bin Qais: 

We were at Al-Ahwaz fighting the Al-Haruriya (tribe). While I was at the bank of a river 

a man was praying and the reins of his animal were in his hands and the animal was 

struggling and he was following the animal. (Shu'ba, a sub-narrator, said that man was 

Abu Barza Al-Aslami). A man from the Khawarij said, "O Allah! Be harsh to this sheik." 

And when the sheik (Abu Barza) finished his prayer, he said, "I heard your remark. No 

doubt, I participated with Allah's Apostle in six or seven or eight holy battles and saw his 

leniency, and no doubt, I would rather retain my animal than let it return to its stable, as it 

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2.303: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Once the sun eclipsed and Allah's Apostle stood up for the prayer and recited a very long 

Sura and when bowed for a long while and then raised his head and started reciting 

another Sura. Then he bowed, and after finishing, he prostrated and did the same in the 

second rak'a and then said, "These (lunar and solar eclipses) are two of the signs of Allah 

and if you see them, pray till the eclipse is over. No doubt, while standing at this place I 

saw everything promised to me by Allah and I saw (Paradise) and I wanted to pluck a 

bunch (of grapes) therefrom, at the time when you saw me stepping forward. No doubt, I 

saw Hell with its different parts destroying each other when you saw me retreating and in 

it I saw 'Amr bin Luhai who started the tradition of freeing animals (set them free) in the 

name of idols." 

2.304: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet saw some sputum on the wall facing the Qibla of the mosque and became 

furious with the people of the mosque and said, "During the prayer, Allah is in front of 

everyone of you and so he should not spit (or said, 'He should not expectorate')." Then he 

got down and scratched the sputum with his hand. Ibn "Umar said (after narrating), "If 

anyone of you has to spit during the prayer, he should spit to his left." 

2.305: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Whenever anyone of you is in prayer, he is speaking in private to his 

Lord and so he should neither spit in front of him nor on his right side but to his left side 

under his left foot." 

2.306: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

The people used to offer the prayer with the Prophet with their waist-sheets tied round 

their necks because of the shortness of the sheets and the women were ordered not to lift 

their heads till the men had sat straight. 

2.307: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

I used to greet the Prophet while he was in prayer and he would return my greeting, but 

when we returned (from Ethiopia) I greeted the Prophet (while he was praying) but he did 

not return the greeting, and (after finishing the prayer) he said, "In the prayer one is 

occupied (with a more serious matter)." 

2.308: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle sent me for some job and when I had finished it I returned and came to 

the Prophet and greeted him but he did not return my greeting. So I felt so sorry that only 

Allah knows it and I said to myself,, 'Perhaps Allah's Apostle is angry because I did not 

come quickly, then again I greeted him but he did not reply. I felt even more sorry than I 

did the first time. Again I greeted him and he returned the greeting and said, "The thing 

which prevented me from returning the greeting was that I was praying." And at that time 

he was on his Rahila and his face was not towards the Qibla. 

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Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

The news about the differences amongst the people of Bani 'Amr bin 'Auf at Quba 

reached Allah's Apostle and so he went to them along with some of his companions to 

affect a reconciliation. Allah's Apostle was delayed there and the time for the prayer 

became due. Bilal came to Abu Bakr! and said, "O Abu Bakr! Allah's Apostle is detained 

(there) and the time for the prayer is due. Will you lead the people in prayer?" Abu Bakr 

replied, "Yes, if you wish." So Bilal pronounced the Iqama and Abu Bakr went forward 

and the people said Takbir. In the meantime, Allah's Apostle came piercing through the 

rows till he stood in the (first) row and the people started clapping. Abu Bakr, would 

never look hither and thither during the prayer but when the people clapped much he 

looked back and saw Allah's Apostle. The Prophet beckoned him to carry on. Abu Bakr 

raised both his hands, praised Allah and retreated till he stood in the row and Allah's 

Apostle went forward and led the people in the prayer. When he had finished the prayer, 

he addressed the people and said, "O people! Why did you start clapping when something 

happened to you in the prayer? Clapping is for women. Whenever one is confronted with 

something unusual in the prayer one should say, 'Sub Han Allah'." Then the Prophet 

looked towards Abu Bakr and asked, "What prevented you from leading the prayer when 

I beckoned you to carry on?" Abu Bakr replied, "It does not befit the son of Al Quhafa to 

lead the prayer in the presence of Allah's Apostle. 

2.310: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

It was forbidden to keep the hands on the hips during the prayer. (This is narrated by Abu 

Huraira from the Prophet.) 

2.311: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

It was forbidden to pray with the hands over one's hips. 

2.312: 

Narrated 'Uqba bin Al-Harith: 

I offered the "Asr prayer with the Prophet and after finishing the prayer with Taslim he 

got up quickly and went to some of his wives and then came out. He noticed the signs of 

astonishment on the faces of the people caused by his speed. He then said, "I remembered 

while I was in my prayer that a piece of gold was Lying in my house and I disliked that it 

should remain with us throughout the night, and so I have ordered it to be distributed." 

2.313: 

Narrated Abu Huraira, 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the Adhan for the prayer is pronounced, then Satan takes to 

his heels passing wind so that he may not hear the Adhan and when the Mu'adh-dhin 

finishes, he comes back; and when the Iqama is pronounced he again takes to his heels 

and when it is finished, he again comes back and continues reminding the praying person 

of things that he used not to remember when not in prayer till he forgets how much he has 

prayed." Abu Salama bin 'Abdur-Rahman said, "If anyone of you has such a thing 

(forgetting the number of rak'at he has prayed) he should perform two prostrations of 

Sahu (i.e. forgetfulness) while sitting." Abu Salama narrates this from Abu Huraira. 

2.314: 

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People say that I narrate too many narrations of the Prophet; once I met a man (during the 

lifetime of the Prophet) and asked him, "Which Sura did Allah's Apostle s recite 

yesterday in the Tsha' prayer?" He said, "I do not know." I said, "Did you not attend the 

prayer?" He said, "Yes, (I did)." I said, "I know. He recited such and such Sura." 

2.315: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buhaina : 

Allah's Apostle once led us in a prayer and offered two rak'at and got up (for the third 

rak'a) without sitting (after the second rak'a). The people also got up with him, and when 

he was about to finish his prayer, we waited for him to finish the prayer with Taslim but 

he said Takbir before Taslim and performed two prostrations while sitting and then 

finished the prayer with Taslim. 

2.316: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buhaina : 

Allah's Apostle got up after the second rak'a of the Zuhr prayer without sitting in between 

(the second and the third rak'at). When he finished the prayer he performed two 

prostrations (of Sahu) and then finished the prayer with Taslim. 

2.317: 

Narrated' 'Abdullah: 

Once Allah's Apostle offered five rak'at in the Zuhr prayer, and somebody asked him 

whether there was some increase in the prayer. Allah's Apostle said, "What is that?" He 

said, "You have offered five rak'at." So Allah's Apostle performed two prostrations of 

Sahu after Taslim. 

2.318: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet led us in the 'Asr or the Zuhr prayer and finished it with Taslim. Dhul- 

Yadain said to him, "O Allah's Apostle! Has the prayer been reduced?" The Prophet 

asked his companions in the affirmative. So Allah's Apostle I offered two more rak'at and 

then performed two prostrations (of Sahu). Sa'd said, "I saw that 'Ursa bin Az-Zubair had 

offered two rak'at in the Maghrib prayer and finished it with Taslim. He then talked (and 

when he was informed about it) he completed the rest of his prayer and performed two 

prostrations, and said, 'The Prophet prayed like this.' " 

2.319: 

Narrated Abu Huraira. 

Once Allah's Apostle offered two rak'at and finished his prayer. So Dhul-Yadain asked 

him, "Has the prayer been reduced or have you forgotten?" Allah's Apostle said, "Has 

Dhul-Yadain spoken the truth?" The people replied in the affirmative. Then Allah's 

Apostle stood up and offered the remaining two rak'at and performed Taslim, and then 

said Takbir and performed two prostrations like his usual prostrations, or a bit longer, and 

then got up. 

2.320: 

Narrated Salama bin Alqama: 

I asked Muhammad (bin Seereen) whether Tashah-hud should be recited after the two 

prostrations of Sahu. He replied, "It is not (mentioned) in Abu Huraira's narration . " 

2.321: 

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The Prophet offered one of the evening prayers (the sub-narrator Muhammad said, "I 

think that it was most probably the 'Asr prayer") and he finished it after offering two 

rak'at only. He then stood near a price of wood in front of the Mosque and put his hand 

over it. Abu Bakr and 'Umar were amongst those who were present, but they dared not 

talk to him about that (because of excessive respect for him), and those who were in a 

hurry went out. They said, "Has the prayer been reduced?" A man who was called Dhul- 

Yadain by the Prophet said (to the Prophet), "Has the prayer been reduced or have you 

forgotten?" He said, "Neither have I forgotten, nor has the prayer been reduced." He said, 

"Certainly you have forgotten." So the Prophet offered two more rak'at and performed 

Taslim and then said Takbir and performed a prostration of Sahu like his ordinary 

prostration or a bit longer and then raised his head and said Takbir and then put his head 

down and performed a prostration like his ordinary prostration or a bit longer, and then 

raised his head and said Takbir. 

2.322: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buhaina Al-Asdi: 

(the ally of Bani 'Abdul Muttalib) Allah's Apostle stood up for the Zuhr prayer and he 

should have sat (after the second rak'a but he stood up for the third rak'a without sitting 

for Tashah-hud) and when he finished the prayer he performed two prostrations and said 

Takbir on each prostration while sitting, before ending (the prayer) with Taslim; and the 

people too performed the two prostrations with him instead of the sitting he forgot. 

2.323: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the call for prayer is made, Satan takes to his heels passing 

wind so that he may not hear the Adhan and when the call is finished he comes back, and 

when the Iqama is pronounced, Satan again takes to his heels, and when the Iqama is 

finished he comes back again and tries to interfere with the person and his thoughts and 

say, "Remember this and that (which he has not thought of before the prayer)", till the 

praying person forgets how much he has prayed. If anyone of you does not remember 

whether he has offered three or four rak'at then he should perform two prostrations of 

Sahu while sitting. 

2.324: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When anyone of you stands for the prayers, Satan comes and puts 

him in doubts till he forgets how many rak'at he has prayed. So if this happens to anyone 

of you, he should perform two prostrations of Sahu while sitting. 

2.325: 

Narrated Kuraib: 

I was sent to Aisha by Ibn 'Abbas, Al-Miswar bin Makhrama and 'Abdur-Rahman bin 

Azhar . They told me to greet her on their behalf and to ask her about the offering of the 

two rak'at after the 'Asr prayer and to say to her, "We were informed that you offer those 

two rak'at and we were told that the Prophet had forbidden offering them." Ibn 'Abbas 

said, "I along with 'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to beat the people whenever they offered 

them." I went to Aisha and told her that message. 'Aisha said, "Go and ask Um Salama 

about them." So I returned and informed them about her statement. They then told me to 

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replied, "I heard the Prophet forbidding them. Later I saw him offering them immediately 

after he prayed the ' Asr prayer. He then entered my house at a time when some of the 

Ansari women from the tribe of Bani Haram were sitting with me, so I sent my slave girl 

to him having said to her, 'Stand beside him and tell him that Um Salama says to you, "O 

Allah's Apostle! I have heard you forbidding the offering of these (two rak'at after the 

'Asr prayer) but I have seen you offering them." If he waves his hand then wait for him.' 

The slave girl did that. The Prophet beckoned her with his hand and she waited for him. 

When he had finished the prayer he said, "O daughter of Bani Umaiya! You have asked 

me about the two rak'at after the "Asr prayer. The people of the tribe of 'Abdul-Qais 

came to me and made me busy and I could not offer the two rak'at after the Zuhr prayer. 

These (two rak'at that I have just prayed) are for those (missed) ones. 

2.326: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa'idi : 

The news about the differences amongst the people of Bani 'Amr bin 'Auf reached 

Allah's Apostle and so he went to them along with some of his companions to affect a 

reconciliation between them. Allah's Apostle was delayed there, and the time of the 

prayer was due. Bilal went to Abu Bakr and said to him, "Allah's Apostle has been 

delayed (there) and the time of prayer is due. So will you lead the people in prayer?" Abu 

Bakr said, "Yes, if you wish." Bilal pronounced the Iqama and Abu Bakr, went forward 

and said Takbir for the people. In the meantime Allah's Apostle came crossing the rows 

(of the praying people) and stood in the (first) row and the people started clapping. Abu 

Bakr, would never glance sideways in his prayer but when the people clapped much he 

looked back and (saw) Allah's Apostle . Allah's Apostle beckoned him to carry on the 

prayer. Abu Bakr raised his hands and thanked Allah, and retreated till he reached the 

(first) row. Allah's Apostle went forward and led the people in the prayer. When he 

completed the prayer he faced the people and said, "O people! Why did you start clapping 

when something unusual happened to you in the prayer? Clapping is only for women. So 

whoever amongst you comes across something in the prayer should say, 'Subhan-Allah' 

for there is none who will not turn round on hearing him saying Subhan-Allah. O Abu 

Bakr! What prevented you from leading the people in the prayer when I beckoned you to 

do so?" Abu Bakr replied, "How dare the son of Abu Quhafa lead the prayer in the 

presence of Allah's Apostle ?" 

2.327: 

Narrated Asma': 

I went to 'Aisha and she was standing praying and the people, too, were standing 

(praying). So I said, "What is the matter with the people?" She beckoned with her head 

towards the sky. 

I said, "(Is there) a sign?" She nodded intending to say, "Yes." 

2.328: 

Narrated 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet: 

Allah's Apostle during his illness prayed in his house sitting, whereas some people 

followed him standing, but the Prophet beckoned them to sit down. On completion of the 

prayer he said, "The Imam is to be followed. So, bow when he bows, and raise your head 

when he raises his head." (See Hadith No. 657 Vol 1 for taking the verdict). 

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Narrated Abu Dhar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Someone came to me from my Lord and gave me the news (or 

good tidings) that if any of my followers dies worshipping none (in any way) along with 

Allah, he will enter Paradise." I asked, "Even if he committed illegal sexual intercourse 

(adultery) and theft?" He replied, "Even if he committed illegal sexual intercourse 

(adultery) and theft." 

2.330: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Anyone who dies worshipping others along with Allah will 

definitely enter the Fire." I said, "Anyone who dies worshipping none along with Allah 

will definitely enter Paradise." 

2.331: 

Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib: 

Allah's Apostle ordered us to do seven things and forbade us to do other seven. He 

ordered us: 

to follow the funeral procession, to visit the sick, to accept invitations, to help the 

oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer: (saying, 

"May Allah be merciful on you," provided the sneezer says, "All the praises are for 

Allah,"). He forbade us to use silver utensils and dishes and to wear golden rings, silk 

(clothes), Dibaj (pure silk cloth), Qissi and Istabraq (two kinds of silk cloths). 

2.332: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The rights of a Muslim on the Muslims are to follow the 

funeral processions, to accept invitation and to reply the sneezer, (see Hadith No 331) 

2.333: 

Narrated "Aisha : 

Abu Bakr came riding his horse from his dwelling place in As-Sunh. He got down from 

it, entered the Mosque and did not speak with anybody till he came to me and went direct 

to the Prophet, who was covered with a marked blanket. Abu Bakr uncovered his face. He 

knelt down and kissed him and then started weeping and said, "My father and my mother 

be sacrificed for you, O Allah's Prophet! Allah will not combine two deaths on you. You 

have died the death which was written for you." 

Narrated Abu Salama from Ibn 'Abbas : Abu Bakr came out and 'Umar , was addressing 

the people, and Abu Bakr told him to sit down but 'Umar refused. Abu Bakr again told 

him to sit down but 'Umar again refused. Then Abu Bakr recited the Tashah-hud (i.e. 

none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle) and the 

people attended to Abu Bakr and left 'Umar. Abu Bakr said, "Amma ba'du, whoever 

amongst you worshipped Muhammad, then Muhammad is dead, but whoever worshipped 

Allah, Allah is alive and will never die. Allah said: 'Muhammad is no more than an 

Apostle and indeed (many) Apostles have passed away before him ..(up to the) grateful.' " 

(3.144) (The narrator added, "By Allah, it was as if the people never knew that Allah had 

revealed this verse before till Abu Bakr recited it and then whoever heard it, started 

reciting it.") 

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Um Al- X Ala', an Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet said to 

me, "The emigrants were distributed amongst us by drawing lots and we got in our share 

"Uthman bin Maz'un. We made him stay with us in our house. Then he suffered from a 

disease which proved fatal when he died and was given a bath and was shrouded in his 

clothes, Allah's Apostle came I said, 'May Allah be merciful to you, O Abu As-Sa'ib! I 

testify that Allah has honored you'. The Prophet said, 'How do you know that Allah has 

honored him?' I replied, 'O Allah's Apostle! Let my father be sacrificed for you! On 

whom else shall Allah bestow His honor?' The Prophet said, 'No doubt, death came to 

him. By Allah, I too wish him good, but by Allah, I do not know what Allah will do with 

me though I am Allah's Apostle. ' By Allah, I never attested the piety of anyone after 

that." 

2.335: 

Narrated Al-Laith as above. 

2.336: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

When my father was martyred, I lifted the sheet from his face and wept and the people 

forbade me to do so but the Prophet did not forbid me. Then my aunt Fatima began 

weeping and the Prophet said, "It is all the same whether you weep or not. The angels 

were shading him continuously with their wings till you shifted him (from the field). " 

2.337: 

Narrated Abu Huraira, 

Allah's Apostle informed (the people) about the death of An-Najashi on the very day he 

died. He went towards the Musalla (praying place) and the people stood behind him in 

rows. He said four Takbirs (i.e. offered the Funeral prayer). 

2.338: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Zaid took over the flag and was martyred. Then it was taken by Jafar 

who was martyred as well. Then "Abdullah bin Rawaha took the flag but he too was 

martyred and at that time the eyes of Allah's Apostle were full of tears. Then Khalid bin 

Al-Walid took the flag without being nominated as a chief (before hand) and was blessed 

with victory." 

2.339: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas. 

A person died and Allah's Apostle used to visit him. He died at night and (the people) 

buried him at night. In the morning they informed the Prophet (about his death). He said, 

"What prevented you from informing me?" They replied, "It was night and it was a dark 

night and so we disliked to trouble you." The Prophet went to his grave and offered the 

(funeral) prayer. 

2.340: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "A Muslim whose three children die before the age of puberty will be 

granted Paradise by Allah due to his mercy for them." 

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The women requested the Prophet, "Please fix a day for us." So the Prophet preached to 

them and said, "A woman whose three children died would be screened from the Hell 

Fire by them," Hearing that, a woman asked, "If two died?" The Prophet replied, "Even 

two (would screen her from the (Hell) Fire. " And Abu Huraira added, "Those children 

should be below the age of puberty. " 

2.342: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "No Muslim whose three children died will go to the Fire except for 

Allah's oath (i.e. everyone has to pass over the bridge above the lake of fire)." 

2.343: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet passed by a woman who was sitting and weeping beside a grave and said to 

her, "Fear Allah and be patient." 

2.344: 

Narrated Um Atiyya al-Ansariya: 

Allah's Apostle came to us when his daughter died and said, "Wash her thrice or five 

times or more, if you see it necessary, with water and Sidr and then apply camphor or 

some camphor at the end; and when you finish, notify me." So when we finished it, we 

informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and told us to shroud the dead body in it. 

2.345: 

Narrated Um Atiyya 

Allah's Apostle came to us and we were giving a bath to his (dead) daughter and said, 

"Wash her three, five or more times with water and Sidr and sprinkle camphor on her at 

the end; and when you finish, notify me." So when we finished, we informed him and he 

gave us his waist-sheet and told us to shroud her in it. Aiyub said that Hafsa narrated to 

him a narration similar to that of Muhammad in which it was said that the bath was to be 

given for an odd number of times, and the numbers 3, 5 or 7 were mentioned. It was also 

said that they were to start with the right side and with the parts which were washed in 

ablution, and that Um Atiyya also mentioned, "We combed her hair and divided them in 

three braids." 

2.346: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

Allah's Apostle , concerning his (dead) daughter's bath, said, "Start with the right side, 

and the parts which are washed in ablution." 

2.347: 

Narrated Um Atiyya : 

When we washed the deceased daughter of the Prophet, he said to us, while we were 

washing her, "Start the bath from the right side and from the parts which are washed in 

ablution." 

2.348: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

The daughter of the Prophet expired, and he said to us, "Wash her three or five times, or 

more if you see it necessary, and when you finish, notify me." So, (when we finished) we 

informed him and he unfastened his waist-sheet and told us to shroud her in it. 

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Narrated Muhammad: 

Um 'Atiyya said, "One of the daughters of the Prophet died and he came out and said, 

'Wash her three or five times or more, if you think it necessary, with water and Sidr, and 

last of all put camphor (or some camphor) and when you finish, inform me.' " Um Atiyya 

added, "When we finished we informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and said, 

'Shroud her in it.' " And Um 'Atiyya (in another narration) added, "The Prophet said, 

Wash her three, five or seven times or more, if you think it necessary.' " Hafsa said that 

Um Atiyya had also said, "We entwined her hair into three braids." 

2.350: 

Narrated Hafsa bint Seereen: 

Um Atiyya said that they had entwined the hair of the daughter of Allah's Apostle in 

three braids. They first undid her hair, washed and then entwined it in three braids." 

2.351: 

Narrated Ibn Seereen: 

Um Atiyya (an Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet ) came to 

Basra to visit her son, but she could not find him. She narrated to us, "The Prophet came 

to us while we were giving bath to his (dead) daughter, he said: Wash her three times, 

five times or more, if you think it necessary, with water and Sidr, and last of all put 

camphor, and when you finish, notify me.' " Um Atiyya added, "After finishing, we 

informed him and he gave us his waist sheet and told us to shroud her in it and did not say 

more than that." 

2.352: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

We entwined the hair of the dead daughter of the Prophet into three braids. Waki said that 

Sufyan said, "One braid was entwined in front and the other two were entwined on the 

sides of the head." 

2.353: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

One of the daughters of the Prophet expired and he came to us and said, "Wash her with 

Sidr (water) for odd number of times, i.e. three, five or more, if you think it necessary, 

and in the last, put camphor or (some camphor on her), and when you finish, notify me." 

So when we finished we informed him. He gave his waist-sheet to us (to shroud her). We 

entwined the hair (of the deceased girl) in three braids and made them fall at her back. 

2.354: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle was shrouded in three Yemenite white Suhuliya (pieces of cloth) of 

cotton, and in them there was neither a shirt nor a turban." 

2.355: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

While a man was riding (his Mount) in "Arafat, he fell down from it (his Mount) and 

broke his neck (and died). The Prophet said, "Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud 

him in two pieces of cloth, and neither perfume him, nor cover his head, for he will be 

resurrected on the Day of Resurrection saying, 'Labbaik,' (i.e. like a pilgrim)." 

2.356: 

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While a man was at 'Arafat (for Hajj) with Allah's Apostle the fell down from his Mount 

and broke his neck (and died). So Allah's Apostle said, "Wash him with water and Sidr 

and shroud him in two pieces of cloth and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for 

Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection and he will be saying 'Labbaik." 

2.357: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man was killed by his camel while we were with the Prophet and he was a Muhrim. So 

the Prophet said, "Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth 

and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for Allah will resurrect him on the Day of 

Resurrection and he will be saying 'Labbaik . " 

2.358: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man fell from his Mount and died while he was with the Prophet at "Arafat. The 

Prophet said, "Wash him with water and Sidr and shroud him in two pieces of cloth and 

neither perfume him nor cover his head, for he will be resurrected on the Day of 

Resurrection saying, 'Labbaik'." 

2.359: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

When "Abdullah bin Ubai (the chief of hypocrites) died, his son came to the Prophet and 

said, "O Allah's Apostle! Please give me your shirt to shroud him in it, offer his funeral 

prayer and ask for Allah's forgiveness for him." So Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) gave his shirt 

to him and said, "Inform me (When the funeral is ready) so that I may offer the funeral 

prayer." So, he informed him and when the Prophet intended to offer the funeral prayer, 

"Umar took hold of his hand and said, "Has Allah not forbidden you to offer the funeral 

prayer for the hypocrites? The Prophet said, "I have been given the choice for Allah says: 

'(It does not avail) Whether you (O Muhammad) ask forgiveness for them (hypocrites), or 

do not ask for forgiveness for them. Even though you ask for their forgiveness seventy 

times, Allah will not forgive them. (9.80)" So the Prophet offered the funeral prayer and 

on that the revelation came: "And never (O Muhammad) pray (funeral prayer) for any of 

them (i.e. hypocrites) that dies." (9. 84) 

2.360: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet came to (the grave of) "Abdullah bin Ubai after his body was buried. The 

body was brought out and then the Prophet put his saliva over the body and clothed it in 

his shirt. 

2.361: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet was shrouded in three pieces of cloth which were made of Suhul (a type of 

cotton), and neither a shirt nor a turban were used. 

2.362: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle was shrouded in three pieces of cloth and neither a shirt nor a turban were 

used. 

2.363: 

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Allah's Apostle was shrouded in three pieces of cloth which were made of white Suhul 

and neither a shirt nor a turban were used. 

2.364: 

Narrated Sa'd from his father: 

Once the meal of "Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf was brought in front of him, and he said, 

"Mustab bin "Umar was martyred and he was better than I, and he had nothing except his 

Burd (a black square narrow dress) to be shrouded in. Hamza or another person was 

martyred and he was also better than I and he had nothing to be shrouded in except his 

Burd. No doubt, I fear that the rewards of my deeds might have been given early in this 

world." Then he started weeping. 

2.365: 

Narrated Ibrahim: 

Once a meal was brought to "Abdur-Rahman bin "Auf and he was fasting. He said, 

"Mustab bin "Umar was martyred and he was better than I and was shrouded in his Burd 

and when his head was covered with it, his legs became bare, and when his legs were 

covered his head got uncovered. Hamza was martyred and was better than I. Now the 

worldly wealth have been bestowed upon us (or said a similar thing). No doubt, I fear that 

the rewards of my deeds might have been given earlier in this world." Then he started 

weeping and left his food. 

2.366: 

Narrated Khabbab: 

We emigrated with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in Allah's cause, and so our reward was then 

surely incumbent on Allah. Some of us died and they did not take anything from their 

rewards in this world, and amongst them was Mustab bin "Umar; and the others were 

those who got their rewards. Mustab bin 'Umar was martyred on the day of the Battle of 

Uhud and we could get nothing except his Burd to shroud him in. And when we covered 

his head his feet became bare and vice versa. So the Prophet ordered us to cover his head 

only and to put idhkhir (a kind of shrub) over his feet. 

2.367: 

Narrated Sahl: 

A woman brought a woven Burda (sheet) having edging (border) to the Prophet, Then 

Sahl asked them whether they knew what is Burda, they said that Burda is a cloak and 

Sahl confirmed their reply. Then the woman said, "I have woven it with my own hands 

and I have brought it so that you may wear it." The Prophet accepted it, and at that time 

he was in need of it. So he came out wearing it as his waist-sheet. A man praised it and 

said, "Will you give it to me? How nice it is!" The other people said, "You have not done 

the right thing as the Prophet is in need of it and you have asked for it when you know 

that he never turns down anybody's request." The man replied, "By Allah, I have not 

asked for it to wear it but to make it my shroud." Later it was his shroud. 

2.368: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

We were forbidden to accompany funeral processions but not strictly. 

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One of the sons of Um 'Atiyya died, and when it was the third day she asked for a yellow 

perfume and put it over her body, and said, "We were forbidden to mourn for more than 

three days except for our husbands." 

2.370: 

Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama: 

When the news of the death of Abu Sufyan reached from Sham, Um Habiba on the third 

day, asked for a yellow perfume and scented her cheeks and forearms and said, "No 

doubt, I would not have been in need of this, had I not heard the Prophet saying: "It is not 

legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to mourn for more than three 

days for any dead person except her husband, for whom she should mourn for four 

months and ten days." 

2.371: 

Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama : 

I went to Um Habiba, the wife of Prophet, who said, "I heard the Prophets saying, 'It is 

not legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to mourn for any dead 

person for more than three days except for her husband, (for whom she should mourn) for 

four months and ten days'." Later I went to Zainab bint Jahsh when her brother died; she 

asked for some scent, and after using it she said, "I am not in need of scent but I heard 

Allah's Apostle saying, 'It is not legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last 

Day to mourn for more than three days for any dead person except her husband, (for 

whom she should mourn) for four months and ten days.' " 

2.372: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet passed by a woman who was weeping beside a grave. He told her to fear 

Allah and be patient. She said to him, "Go away, for you have not been afflicted with a 

calamity like mine." And she did not recognize him. Then she was informed that he was 

the Prophet . so she went to the house of the Prophet and there she did not find any guard. 

Then she said to him, "I did not recognize you." He said, "Verily, the patience is at the 

first stroke of a calamity." 

2.373: 

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: 

The daughter of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) sent (a messenger) to the Prophet requesting him to 

come as her child was dying (or was gasping), but the Prophet returned the messenger and 

told him to convey his greeting to her and say: "Whatever Allah takes is for Him and 

whatever He gives, is for Him, and everything with Him has a limited fixed term (in this 

world) and so she should be patient and hope for Allah's reward." She again sent for him, 

swearing that he should come. The Prophet got up, and so did Sa'd bin Ubada, Mu'adh 

bin Jabal, Ubai bin Ka'b, Zaid bin Thabit and some other men. The child was brought to 

Allah's Apostle while his breath was disturbed in his chest (the sub-narrator thinks that 

Usama added: ) as if it was a leather water-skin. On that the eyes of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

started shedding tears. Sa'd said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is this?" He replied, "It is 

mercy which Allah has lodged in the hearts of His slaves, and Allah is merciful only to 

those of His slaves who are merciful (to others). 

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We were (in the funeral procession) of one of the daughters of the Prophet and he was 

sitting by the side of the grave. I saw his eyes shedding tears. He said, "Is there anyone 

among you who did not have sexual relations with his wife last night?" Abu Talha replied 

in the affirmative. And so the Prophet told him to get down in the grave. And so he got 

down in her grave. 

2.375: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Ubaidullah bin Abi Mulaika: 

One of the daughters of 'Uthman died at Mecca. We went to attend her funeral 

procession. Ibn 'Umar and Ibn 'Abbas were also present. I sat in between them (or said, I 

sat beside one of them. Then a man came and sat beside me.) 'Abdullah bin 'Umar said to 

'Amr bin 'Uthman, "Will you not prohibit crying as Allah's Apostle has said, 'The dead 

person is tortured by the crying of his relatives.?" Ibn 'Abbas said, "'Umar used to say 

so." Then he added narrating, "I accompanied 'Umar on a journey from Mecca till we 

reached Al-Baida. There he saw some travelers in the shade of a Samura (A kind of forest 

tree). He said (to me), "Go and see who those travelers are." So I went and saw that one 

of them was Suhaib. I told this to 'Umar who then asked me to call him. So I went back 

to Suhaib and said to him, "Depart and follow the chief of the faithful believers." Later, 

when 'Umar was stabbed, Suhaib came in weeping and saying, "O my brother, O my 

friend!" (on this 'Umar said to him, "O Suhaib! Are you weeping for me while the 

Prophet said, "The dead person is punished by some of the weeping of his relatives?" Ibn 

'Abbas added, "When 'Umar died I told all this to Aisha and she said, 'May Allah be 

merciful to 'Umar. By Allah, Allah's Apostle did not say that a believer is punished by the 

weeping of his relatives. But he said, Allah increases the punishment of a non-believer 

because of the weeping of his relatives." Aisha further added, "The Qur'an is sufficient for 

you (to clear up this point) as Allah has stated: 'No burdened soul will bear another's 

burden.' " (35.18). Ibn 'Abbas then said, "Only Allah makes one laugh or cry." Ibn 'Umar 

did not say anything after that. 

2.376: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Once Allah's Apostle passed by (the grave of) a Jewess whose 

relatives were weeping over her. He said, "They are weeping over her and she is being 

tortured in her grave." 

2.377: 

Narrated Abu Burda: 

That his father said, "When 'Umar was stabbed, Suhaib started crying: O my brother! 

'Umar said, 'Don't you know that the Prophet said: The deceased is tortured for the 

weeping of the living'?" 

2.378: 

Narrated Al-Mughira: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "Ascribing false things to me is not like ascribing false things 

to anyone else. Whosoever tells a lie against me intentionally then surely let him occupy 

his seat in Hell-Fire." I heard the Prophet saying, "The deceased who is wailed over is 

tortured for that wailing." 

2.379: 

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The Prophet said, "The deceased is tortured in his grave for the wailing done over him." 

2.380: 

Narrated Shu'ba: 

The deceased is tortured for the wailing of the living ones over him . 

2.381: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

On the day of the Battle of Uhud, my father was brought and he had been mayhemed and 

was placed in front of Allah's Apostle and a sheet was over him. I went intending to 

uncover my father but my people forbade me; again I wanted to uncover him but my 

people forbade me. Allah's Apostle gave his order and he was shifted away. At that time 

he heard the voice of a crying woman and asked, "Who is this?" They said, "It is the 

daughter or the sister of 'Amr." He said, "Why does she weep? (or let her stop weeping), 

for the angels had been shading him with their wings till he (i.e. the body of the martyr) 

was shifted away." 

2.382: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

the Prophet said, "He who slaps his cheeks, tears his clothes and follows the ways and 

traditions of the Days of Ignorance is not one of us." 

2.383: 

Narrated Amir bin Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas: 

That his father said, "In the year of the last Hajj of the Prophet I became seriously ill and 

the Prophet used to visit me inquiring about my health. I told him, 'I am reduced to this 

state because of illness and I am wealthy and have no inheritors except a daughter, (In this 

narration the name of Amir bin Sa'd is mentioned and in fact it is a mistake; the narrator 

is 'Aisha bint Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas). Should I give two-thirds of my property in charity?' 

He said, 'No.' I asked, 'Half?' He said, 'No.' then he added, 'One-third, and even one-third 

is much. You'd better leave your inheritors wealthy rather than leaving them poor, 

begging others. You will get a reward for whatever you spend for Allah's sake, even for 

what you put in your wife's mouth.' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Will I be left alone after my 

companions have gone?' He said, 'If you are left behind, whatever good deeds you will do 

will upgrade you and raise you high. And perhaps you will have a long life so that some 

people will be benefited by you while others will be harmed by you. O Allah! Complete 

the emigration of my companions and do not turn them renegades.' But Allah's Apostle 

felt sorry for poor Sa'd bin Khaula as he died in Mecca." (but Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas lived 

long after the Prophet (p.b.u.h).) 

2.384: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet said, "He who slaps the cheeks, tears the clothes and follows the tradition of 

the Days of Ignorance is not from us." 

2.385: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet said, "He who slaps the cheeks, tears the clothes and follows the traditions of 

the Days of Ignorance is not from us." 

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When the Prophet got the news of the death of Ibn Haritha, Ja'far and Ibn Rawaha he sat 

down and looked sad and I was looking at him through the chink of the door. A man 

came and told him about the crying of the women of JaTar. The Prophet ordered him to 

forbid them. The man went and came back saying that he had told them but they did not 

listen to him. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Forbid them." So again he went and came back 

for the third time and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, they did not listen to us at all." 

(" Aisha added): Allah's Apostle ordered him to go and put dust in their mouths. I said, (to 

that man) "May Allah stick your nose in the dust (i.e. humiliate you)! You could neither 

(persuade the women to) fulfill the order of Allah's Apostle nor did you relieve Allah's 

Apostle from fatigue. " 

2.387: 

Narrated Anas: 

When the reciters of Qur'an were martyred, Allah's Apostle recited Qunut for one month 

and I never saw him (i.e. Allah's Apostle) so sad as he was on that day. 

2.388: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

One of the sons of Abu Talha became sick and died and Abu Talha at that time was not at 

home. When his wife saw that he was dead, she prepared him (washed and shrouded him) 

and placed him somewhere in the house. When Abu Talha came, he asked, "How is the 

boy?" She said, "The child is quiet and I hope he is in peace." Abu Talha thought that she 

had spoken the truth. Abu Talha passed the night and in the morning took a bath and 

when he intended to go out, she told him that his son had died, Abu Talha offered the 

(morning) prayer with the Prophet and informed the Prophet of what happened to them. 

Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah bless you concerning your night. (That is, may Allah 

bless you with good offspring)." Sufyan said, "One of the Ansar said, 'They (i.e. Abu 

Talha and his wife) had nine sons and all of them became reciters of the Qur'an (by 

heart).' " 

2.389: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity." 

2.390: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We went with Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) to the blacksmith Abu Saif, and he was the 

husband of the wet-nurse of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah's Apostle took 

Ibrahim and kissed him and smelled him and later we entered Abu Saif s house and at that 

time Ibrahim was in his last breaths, and the eyes of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) started 

shedding tears. "Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf said, "O Allah's Apostle, even you are 

weeping!" He said, "O Ibn "Auf, this is mercy." Then he wept more and said, "The eyes 

are shedding tears and the heart is grieved, and we will not say except what pleases our 

Lord, O Ibrahim ! Indeed we are grieved by your separation." 

2.391: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

Sa'd bin 'Ubada became sick and the Prophet along with "Abdur Rahman bin "Auf, Sa'd 

bin Abi Waqqas and 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud visited him to inquire about his health. When 

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They said, "No, O Allah's Apostle." The Prophet wept and when the people saw the 

weeping of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) they all wept. He said, "Will you listen? Allah does 

not punish for shedding tears, nor for the grief of the heart but he punishes or bestows His 

Mercy because of this." He pointed to his tongue and added, "The deceased is punished 

for the wailing of his relatives over him." 'Umar used to beat with a stick and throw 

stones and put dust over the faces (of those who used to wail over the dead). 

2.392: 

Narrated Aisha: 

When the news of the martyrdom of Zaid bin Haritha, JaTar and 'Abdullah bin Rawaha 

came, the Prophet sat down looking sad, and I was looking through the chink of the door. 

A man came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The women of JaTar," and then he mentioned 

their crying . The Prophet (p.b.u.h) ordered him to stop them from crying. The man went 

and came back and said, "I tried to stop them but they disobeyed." The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

ordered him for the second time to forbid them. He went again and came back and said, 

"They did not listen to me, (or "us": the sub-narrator Muhammad bin Haushab is in doubt 

as to which is right). " ('Aisha added: The Prophet said, "Put dust in their mouths." I said 

(to that man), "May Allah stick your nose in the dust (i.e. humiliate you)." By Allah, you 

could not (stop the women from crying) to fulfill the order, besides you did not relieve 

Allah's Apostle from fatigue." 

2.393: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

At the time of giving the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet one of the conditions was 

that we would not wail, but it was not fulfilled except by five women and they are Um 

Sulaim, Um Al-'Ala', the daughter of Abi Sabra (the wife of Mu'adh), and two other 

women; or the daughter of Abi Sabra and the wife of Mu'adh and another woman. 

2.394: 

Narrated Amir bin Rabija:, 

The Prophet said, "Whenever you see a funeral procession, stand up till the procession 

goes ahead of you." Al-Humaidi added, "Till the coffin leaves you behind or is put 

down." 

2.395: 

Narrated Amir bin Rabfa: 

The Prophet said, "If any one of you see a funeral procession and he is not going along 

with it, then he should stand and remain standing till he gets behind it, or it leaves him 

behind, or the coffin is put down before it goes ahead of him . " 

2.396: 

Narrated Sa'id Al-Maqburi: 

That his father said, "While we were accompanying a funeral procession, Abu Huraira got 

hold of the hand of Marwan and they sat down before the coffin was put down. Then Abu 

Sa'id came and took hold of Marwan's hand and said, "Get up. By Allah, no doubt this 

(i.e. Abu Huraira) knows that the Prophet forbade us to do that." Abu Huraira said, "He 

(Abu Sa'id) has spoken the truth." 

2.397: 

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The Prophet said, "When you see a funeral procession, you should stand up, and whoever 

accompanies it should not sit till the coffin is put down." 

2.398: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

A funeral procession passed in front of us and the Prophet stood up and we too stood up. 

We said, 'O Allah's Apostle! This is the funeral procession of a Jew." He said, "Whenever 

you see a funeral procession, you should stand up." 

2.399: 

Narrated ' Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila: 

Sahl bin Hunaif and Qais bin Sa'd were sitting in the city of Al-Qadisiya. A funeral 

procession passed in front of them and they stood up. They were told that funeral 

procession was of one of the inhabitants of the land i.e. of a non-believer, under the 

protection of Muslims. They said, "A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet 

and he stood up. When he was told that it was the coffin of a Jew, he said, "Is it not a 

living being (soul)?" 

2.400: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri : 

Allah's Apostle said, When the funeral is ready and the men carry it on their shoulders, if 

the deceased was righteous it will say, 'Present me (hurriedly),' and if he was not 

righteous, it will say, 'Woe to it (me)! Where are they taking it (me)?' Its voice is heard by 

everything except man and if he heard it he would fall unconscious." 

2.401: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Hurry up with the dead body for if it was righteous, you are 

forwarding it to welfare; and if it was otherwise, then you are putting off an evil thing 

down your necks." 

2.402: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri 

The Prophet said, "When a funeral is ready and the men carry the deceased on their necks 

(shoulders), if it was pious then it will say, 'Present me quickly', and if it was not pious, 

then it will say, 'Woe to it (me), where are they taking it (me)?' And its voice is heard by 

everything except mankind and if he heard it he would fall unconscious." 

2.403: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle offered the funeral prayer for An-Najashi and I was in the second or third 

row. 

2.404: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) informed his companions about the death of An-Najashi and then 

he went ahead (to lead the prayer) and the people lined up behind him in rows and he said 

four Takbir. 

2.405: 

Narrated Ash-Shaibani: 



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Ash Shu'bi said, "I was informed by a man who had seen the Prophet going to a grave 

that was separate from the other graves and he aligned the people in rows and said four 

Takbir." I said, "O Abu 'Amr! who narrated (that) to you"? He said, "Ibn 'Abbas. " 

2.406: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

The Prophet said, "Today a pious man from Ethiopia (i.e. An Najashi) has expired, come 

on to offer the funeral prayer." (Jabir said): We lined up in rows and after that the Prophet 

led the prayer and we were in rows. Jabir added, I was in the second row." 

2.407: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle passed by a grave of a deceased who had been buried at night. He said, 

"When was this (deceased) buried?" The people said, "Yesterday." He said, "Why did you 

not inform me?" They said, "We buried him when it was dark and so we disliked to wake 

you up." He stood up and we lined up behind him. (Ibn 'Abbas said): I was one of them, 

and the Prophet offered the funeral prayer. 

2.408: 

Narrated Ash-Shaibani: 

Ash-Shu'bi said, "Somebody who passed along with your Prophet (p.b.u.h) by a grave 

that was separate from the other graves informed me (saying), "The Prophet 

led us (in the prayer) and we aligned behind him." We said, "O Abu 'Amr! Who told you 

this narration?" He replied, "Ibn 'Abbas." 

2.409: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar was told that Abu Huraira said, "Whoever accompanies the funeral procession 

will have a reward equal to one Qirat." Ibn 'Umar said, "Abu Huraira talks of a too 

enormous reward." Aisha attested Abu Huraira's narration and said, "I heard Allah's 

Apostle saying like that." Ibn 'Umar said, "We have lost numerous Qirats." 

2.410: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

that Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever attends the funeral procession till he offers 

the funeral prayer for it, will get a reward equal to one Qirat, and whoever accompanies it 

till burial, will get a reward equal to two Qirats." It was asked, "What are two Qirats?" He 

replied, "Like two huge mountains." 

2.411: 

Narrated Amir: 

Ibn 'Abbas (who was at that time a boy) said, "Allah's Apostle came to a grave and the 

people said, 'He or she was buried yesterday.' " Ibn 'Abbas added, "We aligned behind the 

Prophet and he led the funeral prayer of the deceased." 

2.412: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle informed about the news of the death of An-Najash (King of Ethiopia) on 

the day he expired. He said, "Ask Allah's forgiveness for your brother. " Narrated Abu 

Huraira: The Prophet made them align in rows at the Musalla and said four Takbir. 

2.413: 

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The Jew brought to the Prophet a man and a woman from amongst them who have 

committed (adultery) illegal sexual intercourse. He ordered both of them to be stoned (to 

death), near the place of offering the funeral prayers beside the mosque." 

2.414: 

Narrated "Urwa: 

Aisha said, "The Prophet in his fatal illness said, 'Allah cursed the Jews and the 

Christians because they took the graves of their Prophets as places for praying.'" Aisha 

added, "Had it not been for that, the grave of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) would have been made 

prominent but I am afraid it might be taken (as a) place for praying. 

2.415: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundab: 

I offered the funeral prayer behind the Prophet for a woman who had died during 

childbirth and he stood up by the middle of the coffin. 

2.416: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundab 

I offered the funeral prayer behind the Prophet for a woman who had died during 

childbirth and he stood up by the middle of the coffin. 

2.417: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle informed about the news of the death of An-Najash on the day he died. 

He went out with us to the Musalla and we aligned in rows and he said four Takbirs for 

An-Najashi's funeral prayer. 

2.418: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet offered the funeral prayer of As-Hama An-Najash and said four Takbir. 

2.419: 

Narrated Talha bin 'Abdullah bin 'Auf: 

I offered the funeral prayer behind Ibn 'Abbas and he recited Al-Fatiha and said, "You 

should know that it (i.e. recitation of Al-Fatiha) is the tradition of the Prophet 

Muhammad. 

2.420: 

Narrated Sulaiman Ash-Shaibani: 

I heard Ash-Shu'bi saying, "I was told by a man who had passed with the Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) by a grave that was separate from the other graves that he (the Prophet ) led 

them in the prayer and they prayed behind him." I said, "O Abu 'Amr! Who narrated that 

to you?" He replied, "Ibn 'Abbas." 

2.421: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A black person, a male or a female used to clean the Mosque and then died. The Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) did not know about it . One day the Prophet remembered him and said, "What 

happened to that person?" The people replied, "O Allah's Apostle! He died." He said, 

"Why did you not inform me?" They said, "His story was so and so (i.e. regarded him as 

insignificant)." He said, "Show me his grave." He then went to his grave and offered the 

funeral prayer. 

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Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "When a human being is laid in his grave and his companions return 
and he even hears their foot steps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask him: 
What did you use to say about this man, Muhammad ? He will say: I testify that he is 
Allah's slave and His Apostle. Then it will be said to him, 'Look at your place in the Hell- 
Fire. Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' " The Prophet added, "The 
dead person will see both his places. But a non-believer or a hypocrite will say to the 
angels, 'I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say! It will be said to 
him, 'Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur'an).' Then 
he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry will 
be heard by whatever approaches him except human beings and jinns." 
2.423: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The angel of death was sent to Moses and when he went to him, Moses slapped him 
severely, spoiling one of his eyes. The angel went back to his Lord, and said, "You sent 
me to a slave who does not want to die." Allah restored his eye and said, "Go back and 
tell him (i.e. Moses) to place his hand over the back of an ox, for he will be allowed to 
live for a number of years equal to the number of hairs coming under his hand." (So the 
angel came to him and told him the same). Then Moses asked, "O my Lord! What will be 
then?" He said, "Death will be then." He said, "(Let it be) now." He asked Allah that He 
bring him near the Sacred Land at a distance of a stone's throw. Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) 
said, "Were I there I would show you the grave of Moses by the way near the red sand 
hill." 
2.424: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) offered the funeral prayer of a man one night after he was buried, 
he and his companions stood up (for the Prayer). He had asked them about him before 
standing, saying, "Who is this?" They said, "He is so and so and was buried last night." 
So all of them offered the funeral prayer. 
2.425: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When the Prophet became ill, some of his wives talked about a church which they had 
seen in Ethiopia and it was called Mariya. Um Salma and Um Habiba had been to 
Ethiopia, and both of them narrated its (the Church's) beauty and the pictures it contained. 
The Prophet raised his head and said, "Those are the people who, whenever a pious man 
dies amongst them, make a place of worship at his grave and then they make those 
pictures in it. Those are the worst creatures in the Sight of Allah." 
2.426: 

Narrated Anas: 

We were in the funeral procession of the daughter of Allah's Apostle and Allah's Apostle 
was sitting near the grave and I saw his eyes full of tears. He said, "Is there anyone 
amongst you who did not have sexual relations with his wife last night?" Abu Talha 
replied in the affirmative. And so Allah's Apostle told him to get down in her grave and 
he got down in her grave and buried her. 
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Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet collected every two martyrs of Uhud in one piece of cloth, then he would 

ask, "Which of them had (knew) more of the Qur'an?" When one of them was pointed out 

for him, he would put that one first in the grave and say, "I will be a witness on these on 

the Day of Resurrection." He ordered them to be buried with their blood on their bodies 

and they were neither washed nor was a funeral prayer offered for them. 

2.428: 

Narrated 'Uqba bin 'Amir: 

One day the Prophet went out and offered the funeral prayers of the martyrs of Uhud and 

then went up the pulpit and said, "I will pave the way for you as your predecessor and will 

be a witness on you. By Allah! I see my Fount (Kauthar) just now and I have been given 

the keys of all the treasures of the earth (or the keys of the earth). By Allah! I am not 

afraid that you will worship others along with Allah after my death, but I am afraid that 

you will fight with one another for the worldly things." 

2.429: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

The Prophet buried every two martyrs in of Uhud in one grave. 

2.430: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet said, "Bury them (i.e. martyrs) with their blood." (that was) On the day of the 

Battle of Uhud. He did not get them washed. 

2.431: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

Allah's Apostle shrouded every two martyrs of Uhud in one piece of cloth and then he 

would ask, "Which of them knew more Qur'an?" When one of them was pointed out he 

would put him first in the grave. He said, "I am a witness on these." Then he ordered 

them to be buried with blood on their bodies. Neither did he offer their funeral prayer nor 

did he get them washed. (Jabir bin 'Abdullah added): Allah's Apostle used to ask about 

the martyrs of Uhud as to which of them knew more of the Qur'an." And when one of 

them was pointed out as having more of it he would put him first in the grave and then his 

companions. (Jabir added): My father and my uncle were shrouded in one sheet. 

2.432: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "Allah has made Mecca a sanctuary (sacred place) and it was a 

sanctuary before me and will be so after me. It was made legal for me (to fight in it) for a 

few hours of the day. None is allowed to uproot its thorny shrubs or to cut its trees or to 

chase its game or to pick up its fallen things except by a person who announces it 

publicly." On that Al- Abbas said (to the Prophet), "Except Al-Idhkhir for our goldsmiths 

and for our graves." And so the Prophet added, "Except Al-Idhkhir. " And Abu Huraira 

narrated that the Prophet said, "Except Al-Idhkhir for our graves and houses." And Ibn 

'Abbas said, "For their goldsmiths and houses." 

2.433: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle came to 'Abdullah bin Ubai (a hypocrite) after his death and he has been 

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Then he placed him on his knees and threw some of his saliva on him and clothed him in 

his (the Prophet's) own shirt. Allah knows better (why he did so). 'Abdullah bin Ubai had 

given his shirt to Al-Abbas to wear. Abu Harun said, "Allah's Apostle at that time had 

two shirts and the son of 'Abdullah bin Ubai said to him, 'O Allah's Apostle! Clothe my 

father in your shirt which has been in contact with your skin.' ' Sufyan added, "Thus 

people think that the Prophet clothed 'Abdullah bin Tubal in his shirt in lieu of what he 

(Abdullah) had done (for Al 'Abbas, the Prophet's uncle.)" 

2.434: 

Narrated Jabir: 

When the time of the Battle of Uhud approached, my father called me at night and said, "I 

think that I will be the first amongst the companions of the Prophet to be martyred. I do 

not leave anyone after me dearer to me than you, except Allah's Apostle's soul and I owe 

some debt and you should repay it and treat your sisters favorably (nicely and politely)." 

So in the morning he was the first to be martyred and was buried along with another 

(martyr). I did not like to leave him with the other (martyr) so I took him out of the grave 

after six months of his burial and he was in the same condition as he was on the day of 

burial, except a slight change near his ear. 

2.435: 

Narrated Jabir: 

A man was buried along with my father and I did not like it till I took him (i.e. my father) 

out and buried him in a separate grave. 

2.436: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet collected every two martyrs of Uhud (in one grave) and then he would ask, 

"Which of them knew the Qur'an more?" And if one of them was pointed out for him as 

having more knowledge, he would put him first in the Lahd. The Prophet said, "I will be a 

witness on these on the Day of Resurrection." Then he ordered them to be buried with 

their blood on their bodies and he did not have them washed. 

2.437: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

'Umar set out along with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) with a group of people to Ibn Saiyad till 

they saw him playing with the boys near the hillocks of Bani Mughala. Ibn Saiyad at that 

time was nearing his puberty and did not notice (us) until the Prophet stroked him with 

his hand and said to him, "Do you testify that I am Allah's Apostle?" Ibn Saiyad looked at 

him and said, "I testify that you are the Messenger of illiterates." Then Ibn Saiyad asked 

the Prophet (p.b.u.h), "Do you testify that I am Allah's Apostle?" The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

refuted it and said, "I believe in Allah and His Apostles." Then he said (to Ibn Saiyad), 

"What do you think?" Ibn Saiyad answered, "True people and liars visit me." The Prophet 

said, "You have been confused as to this matter." Then the Prophet said to him, "I have 

kept something (in my mind) for you, (can you tell me that?)" Ibn Saiyad said, "It is Al- 

Dukh (the smoke)." (2) The Prophet said, "Let you be in ignominy. You cannot cross your 

limits." On that 'Umar, said, "O Allah's Apostle! Allow me to chop his head off." The 

Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "If he is he (i.e. Dajjal), then you cannot overpower him, and if he 

is not, then there is no use of murdering him." (Ibn 'Umar added): Later on Allah's 

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(garden) where Ibn Saiyad was staying. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) wanted to hear something 

from Ibn Saiyad before Ibn Saiyad could see him, and the Prophet (p.b.u.h) saw him lying 

covered with a sheet and from where his murmurs were heard. Ibn Saiyad's mother saw 

Allah's Apostle while he was hiding himself behind the trunks of the date-palm trees. She 

addressed Ibn Saiyad, "O Saf ! (and this was the name of Ibn Saiyad) Here is 

Muhammad." And with that Ibn Saiyad got up. The Prophet said, "Had this woman left 

him (Had she not disturbed him), then Ibn Saiyad would have revealed the reality of his 

case. 

2.438: 

Narrated Anas: 

A young Jewish boy used to serve the Prophet and he became sick. So the Prophet went 

to visit him. He sat near his head and asked him to embrace Islam. The boy looked at his 

father, who was sitting there; the latter told him to obey Abul-Qasim and the boy 

embraced Islam. The Prophet came out saying: "Praises be to Allah Who saved the boy 

from the Hell-fire." 

2.439: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

My mother and I were among the weak and oppressed. I from among the children, and my 

mother from among the women. 

2.440: 

Narrated Ibn Shihab: 

The funeral prayer should be offered for every child even if he were the son of a prostitute 

as he was born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone). If his 

parents are Muslims, particularly the father, even if his mother were a non-Muslim, and if 

he after the delivery cries (even once) before his death (i.e. born alive) then the funeral 

prayer must be offered. And if the child does not cry after his delivery (i.e. born dead) 

then his funeral prayer should not be offered, and he will be considered as a miscarriage. 

Abu Huraira, narrated that the Prophet said, "Every child is born with a true faith (i.e. to 

worship none but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism or to Christianity 

or to Magainism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" 

Then Abu Huraira recited the holy verses: 'The pure Allah's Islamic nature (true faith i.e. 

to worship none but Allah Alone), with which He has created human beings.' " (30.30). 

2.441: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Allah's Apostle said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none 

but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism, as 

an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" Then Abu Huraira 

recited the holy verses: "The pure Allah's Islamic nature (true faith of Islam) (i.e. 

worshipping none but Allah) with which He has created human beings. No change let 

there be in the religion of Allah (i.e. joining none in worship with Allah). That is the 

straight religion (Islam) but most of men know, not." (30.30) 

2.442: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Musaiyab from his father: 

When the time of the death of Abu Talib approached, Allah's Apostle went to him and 

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Allah's Apostle said to Abu Talib, "O uncle! Say: None has the right to be worshipped but 
Allah, a sentence with which I shall be a witness (i.e. argue) for you before Allah. Abu 
Jahl and "Abdullah bin Abi Umaiya said, "O Abu Talib! Are you going to denounce the 
religion of "Abdul Muttalib?" Allah's Apostle kept on inviting Abu Talib to say it (i.e. 
'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah') while they (Abu Jahl and 'Abdullah) kept 
on repeating their statement till Abu Talib said as his last statement that he was on the 
religion of "Abdul Muttalib and refused to say, 'None has the right to be worshipped but 
Allah.' (Then Allah's Apostle said, "I will keep on asking Allah's forgiveness for you 
unless I am forbidden (by Allah) to do so." So Allah revealed (the verse) concerning him 
(i.e. It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe that they should invoke (Allah) 
for forgiveness for pagans even though they be of kin, after it has become clear to them 
that they are companions of the fire (9.1 13). 
2.443: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet once passed by two graves, and those two persons (in the graves) were being 
tortured. He said, "They are being tortured not for a great thing (to avoid). One of them 
never saved himself from being soiled with his urine, while the other was going about 
with calumnies (to make enmity between friends). He then took a green leaf of a date- 
palm tree split it into two pieces and fixed one on each grave. The people said, "O Allah's 
Apostle! Why have you done so?" He replied, "I hope that their punishment may be 
lessened till they (the leaf) become dry." 
2.444: 

Narrated "Ali: 

" We were accompanying a funeral procession in Baqi-I-Gharqad. The Prophet came to 
us and sat and we sat around him. He had a small stick in his hand then he bent his head 
and started scraping the ground with it. He then said, "There is none among you, and not 
a created soul, but has place either in Paradise or in Hell assigned for him and it is also 
determined for him whether he will be among the blessed or wretched." A man said, "O 
Allah's Apostle! Should we not depend on what has been written for us and leave the 
deeds as whoever amongst us is blessed will do the deeds of a blessed person and 
whoever amongst us will be wretched, will do the deeds of a wretched person?" The 
Prophet said, "The good deeds are made easy for the blessed, and bad deeds are made 
easy for the wretched." Then he recited the Verses:-- "As for him who gives (in charity) 
and is Allah- fearing And believes in the Best reward from Allah. " (92.5-6) 
2.445: 

Narrated Thabit bin Ad-Dahhak: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever intentionally swears falsely by a religion other than 
Islam, then he is what he has said, (e.g. if he says, 'If such thing is not true then I am a 
Jew,' he is really a Jew). And whoever commits suicide with piece of iron will be 
punished with the same piece of iron in the Hell Fire." Narrated Jundab the Prophet said, 
"A man was inflicted with wounds and he committed suicide, and so Allah said: My slave 
has caused death on himself hurriedly, so I forbid Paradise for him." 
2.446: 
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The Prophet said, "He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself 
in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on 
stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire." 
2.447: 

Narrated "Umar bin Al-Khattab : 

When "Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul died, Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) was called upon to 
offer his funeral prayer. When Allah's Apostle stood up to offer the prayer, I got up 
quickly and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Are you going to pray for Ibn Ubai and he said so 
and so on such and such occasions?" And started mentioning all that he had said. Allah's 
Apostle smiled and said, "O "Umar! Go away from me." When I talked too much he said, 
"I have been given the choice and so I have chosen (to offer the prayer). Had I known that 
he would be forgiven by asking for Allah's forgiveness for more than seventy times, 
surely I would have done so." ('Umar added): Allah's Apostle offered his funeral prayer 
and returned and after a short while the two verses of Surat Bara' were revealed: i.e. "And 
never (O Muhammad) pray for any of them who dies ... (to the end of the verse) 
rebellion (9.84)" -- ('Umar added), "Later I astonished at my daring before Allah's 
Apostle on that day. And Allah and His Apostle know better." 
2.448: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik, : 

A funeral procession passed and the people praised the deceased. The Prophet said, "It 
has been affirmed to him." Then another funeral procession passed and the people spoke 
badly of the deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed to him". 'Umar bin Al- 
Khattab asked (Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) ), "What has been affirmed?" He replied, "You 
praised this, so Paradise has been affirmed to him; and you spoke badly of this, so Hell 
has been affirmed to him. You people are Allah's witnesses on earth." 
2.449: 

Narrated Abu Al-Aswad: 

I came to Medina when an epidemic had broken out. While I was sitting with 'Umar bin 
Al-Khattab a funeral procession passed by and the people praised the deceased. "Umar 
said, "It has been affirmed to him." And another funeral procession passed by and the 
people praised the deceased. "Umar said, "It has been affirmed to him." A third (funeral 
procession) passed by and the people spoke badly of the deceased. He said, "It has been 
affirmed to him." I (Abu Al-Aswad) asked, "O chief of the believers! What has been 
affirmed?" He replied, "I said the same as the Prophet had said, that is: if four persons 
testify the piety of a Muslim, Allah will grant him Paradise." We asked, "If three persons 
testify his piety?" He (the Prophet) replied, "Even three." Then we asked, "If two?" He 
replied, "Even two." We did not ask him regarding one witness. 
2.450: 

Narrated Al-Bara' bin ' Azib : 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "When a faithful believer is made to sit in his grave, then (the 
angels) come to him and he testifies that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah 
and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle. And that corresponds to Allah's statement: Allah will 
keep firm those who believe with the word that stands firm . . . (14.27). 
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Same as above and added, "Allah will keep firm those who believe . . . (14.27) was 

revealed concerning the punishment of the grave." 

2.452: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet looked at the people of the well (the well in which the bodies of the pagans 

killed in the Battle of Badr were thrown) and said, "Have you found true what your Lord 

promised you?" Somebody said to him, "You are addressing dead people." He replied, 

"You do not hear better than they but they cannot reply." 

2.453: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "They now realize that what I used to tell them was the truth. "And 

Allah said, 'Verily! You cannot make the dead to hear (i.e. benefit them, and similarly the 

disbelievers) nor can you make the deaf hear. (27.80). 

2.454: 

Narrated Masruq: 

'Aisha said that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment in the grave, saying 

to her, "May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave." 'Aisha then asked 

Allah's Apostle about the punishment of the grave. He said, "Yes, (there is) punishment in 

the grave." 'Aisha added, "After that I never saw Allah's Apostle but seeking refuge with 

Allah from the punishment in the grave in every prayer he prayed." 

2.455: 

Narrated Asma' bint Abi Bakr : 

Allah's Apostle once stood up delivering a sermon and mentioned the trial which people 

will face in the grave. When he mentioned that, the Muslims started shouting loudly. 

2.456: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When (Allah's) slave is put in his grave and his companions return 

and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask, 

What did you use to say about this man (i.e. Muhammad)?' The faithful Believer will say, 

'I testify that he is Allah's slave and His Apostle.' Then they will say to him, 'Look at your 

place in the Hell Fire; Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' So he will see 

both his places." (Qatada said, "We were informed that his grave would be made 

spacious." Then Qatada went back to the narration of Anas who said;) Whereas a 

hypocrite or a non-believer will be asked, "What did you use to say about this man." He 

will reply, "I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say." So they will say 

to him, "Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur'an)." 

Then he will be hit with iron hammers once, that he will send such a cry as everything 

near to him will hear, except Jinns and human beings. (See Hadith No. 422). 

2.457: 

Narrated Abi Aiyub: 

Once the Prophet went out after sunset and heard a dreadful voice, and said, "The Jews 

are being punished in their graves." 

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(From the daughter of Khalid bin Sa id bin Al-"Asi) who said that she had heard the 

Prophet seeking refuge with Allah from the punishment in the grave. 

2.459: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Allah's Apostle used to invoke (Allah): "Allahumma ini a"udhu bika min 'adhabi-1-Qabr, 

wa min 'adhabi-nnar, wa min fitnati-1-mahya wa-lmamat, wa min fitnati-1-masih ad-dajjal. 

(O Allah! I seek refuge with you from the punishment in the grave and from the 

punishment in the Hell fire and from the afflictions of life and death, and the afflictions of 

Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal." 

2.460: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet once passed by two graves and said, "They (the deceased persons in those 

graves) are being tortured not for a great thing to avoid." And then added, "Yes, (they are 

being punished for a big sin), for one of them used to go about with calumnies while the 

other never saved himself from being soiled with his urine." (Ibn "Abbas added): Then he 

took a green leaf of a date-palm) and split it into two pieces and fixed one piece on each 

grave and said, "May their punishment be abated till these (two pieces) get dry." 

2.461: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar : 

Allah's Apostle said, "When anyone of you dies, he is shown his place both in the 

morning and in the evening. If he is one of the people of Paradise; he is shown his place 

in it, and if he is from the people of the Hell-Fire; he is shown his place there-in. Then it 

is said to him, 'This is your place till Allah resurrect you on the Day of Resurrection." 

2.462: 

Narrated Abu Sa"id Al-Khudri : 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the funeral is ready (for its burial) and the people lift it on 

their shoulders, then if the deceased is a righteous person he says, 'Take me ahead,' and if 

he is not a righteous one then he says, Woe to it (me)! Where are you taking it (me)?' 

And his voice is audible to everything except human beings; and if they heard it they 

would fall down unconscious . " 

2.463: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "Any Muslim whose three children died before the age of 

puberty will be granted Paradise by Allah because of His mercy to them." 

2.464: 

Narrated Al-Bara': 

When Ibrahim (the son of Prophet) expired, Allah's Apostle said, "There is a wet-nurse 

for him in Paradise." 

2.465: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) was asked about the children of (Mushrikeen) pagans. The 

Prophet replied, "Since Allah created them, He knows what sort of deeds they would have 

done." 

2.466: 

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The Prophet was asked about the offspring of pagans (Mushrikeen); so he said, "Allah 
knows what sort of deeds they would have done." 
2.467: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but 
Allah Alone) and his parents convert him to Judaism or Christianity or Magianism, as an 
animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" 
2.468: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundab: 

Whenever the Prophet finished the (morning) prayer, he would face us and ask, "Who 
amongst you had a dream last night?" So if anyone had seen a dream he would narrate it. 
The Prophet would say: "Ma sha'a-llah" (An Arabic maxim meaning literally, 'What 
Allah wished,' and it indicates a good omen.) One day, he asked us whether anyone of us 
had seen a dream. We replied in the negative. The Prophet said, "But I had seen (a dream) 
last night that two men came to me, caught hold of my hands, and took me to the Sacred 
Land (Jerusalem). There, I saw a person sitting and another standing with an iron hook in 
his hand pushing it inside the mouth of the former till it reached the jawbone, and then 
tore off one side of his cheek, and then did the same with the other side; in the meantime 
the first side of his cheek became normal again and then he repeated the same operation 
again. I said, 'What is this?' They told me to proceed on and we went on till we came to a 
man Lying flat on his back, and another man standing at his head carrying a stone or a 
piece of rock, and crushing the head of the Lying man, with that stone. Whenever he 
struck him, the stone rolled away. 

The man went to pick it up and by the time he returned to him, the crushed head had 
returned to its normal state and the man came back and struck him again (and so on). I 
said, 'Who is this?' They told me to proceed on; so we proceeded on and passed by a hole 
like an oven; with a narrow top and wide bottom, and the fire was kindling underneath 
that hole. Whenever the fire-flame went up, the people were lifted up to such an extent 
that they about to get out of it, and whenever the fire got quieter, the people went down 
into it, and there were naked men and women in it. I said, 'Who is this?' They told me to 
proceed on. So we proceeded on till we reached a river of blood and a man was in it, and 
another man was standing at its bank with stones in front of him, facing the man standing 
in the river. Whenever the man in the river wanted to come out, the other one threw a 
stone in his mouth and caused him to retreat to his original position; and so whenever he 
wanted to come out the other would throw a stone in his mouth, and he would retreat to 
his original position. I asked, 'What is this?' They told me to proceed on and we did so till 
we reached a well-flourished green garden having a huge tree and near its root was sitting 
an old man with some children. (I saw) Another man near the tree with fire in front of 
him and he was kindling it up. Then they (i.e. my two companions) made me climb up the 
tree and made me enter a house, better than which I have ever seen. In it were some old 
men and young men, women and children. 

Then they took me out of this house and made me climb up the tree and made me enter 
another house that was better and superior (to the first) containing old and young people. I 
said to them (i.e. my two companions), 'You have made me ramble all the night. Tell me 
all about that I have seen.' They said, 'Yes. As for the one whose cheek you saw being 



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torn away, he was a liar and he used to tell lies, and the people would report those lies on 

his authority till they spread all over the world. So, he will be punished like that till the 

Day of Resurrection. 

The one whose head you saw being crushed is the one whom Allah had given the 

knowledge of Qur'an (i.e. knowing it by heart) but he used to sleep at night (i.e. he did not 

recite it then) and did not use to act upon it (i.e. upon its orders etc.) by day; and so this 

punishment will go on till the Day of Resurrection. And those you saw in the hole (like 

oven) were adulterers (those men and women who commit illegal sexual intercourse). 

And those you saw in the river of blood were those dealing in Riba (usury). And the old 

man who was sitting at the base of the tree was Abraham and the little children around 

him were the offspring of the people. And the one who was kindling the fire was Malik, 

the gatekeeper of the Hell-fire. And the first house in which you have gone was the house 

of the common believers, and the second house was of the martyrs. I am Gabriel and this 

is Michael. Raise your head.' I raised my head and saw a thing like a cloud over me. They 

said, 'That is your place.' I said, 'Let me enter my place.' They said, 'You still have some 

life which you have not yet completed, and when you complete (that remaining portion of 

your life) you will then enter your place.' " 

2.469: 

Narrated Hisham's father: 

Aisha said, "I went to Abu Bakr (during his fatal illness) and he asked me, 'In how many 

garments was the Prophet shrouded?' She replied, 'In three Suhuliya pieces of white cloth 

of cotton, and there was neither a shirt nor a turban among them.' Abu Bakr further asked 

her, 'On which day did the Prophet die?' She replied, 'He died on Monday.' He asked, 

'What is today?' She replied, 'Today is Monday.' He added, 'I hope I shall die sometime 

between this morning and tonight.' Then he looked at a garment that he was wearing 

during his illness and it had some stains of saffron. Then he said, 'Wash this garment of 

mine and add two more garments and shroud me in them.' I said, 'This is worn out.' He 

said, A living person has more right to wear new clothes than a dead one; the shroud is 

only for the body's pus.' He did not die till it was the night of Tuesday and was buried 

before the morning." 

2.470: 

Narrated Aisha: 

A man said to the Prophet (p.b.u.h), "My mother died suddenly and I thought that if she 

had lived she would have given alms. So, if I give alms now on her behalf, will she get 

the reward?" The Prophet replied in the affirmative. 

2.471: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

During his sickness, Allah's Apostle was asking repeatedly, "Where am I today? Where 

will I be tomorrow?" And I was waiting for the day of my turn (impatiently). Then, when 

my turn came, Allah took his soul away (in my lap) between my chest and arms and he 

was buried in my house. 

2.472: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle in his fatal illness said, "Allah cursed the Jews and the Christians, for they 

built the places of worship at the graves of their prophets." And if that had not been the 



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case, then the Prophet's grave would have been made prominent before the people. So 
(the Prophet ) was afraid, or the people were afraid that his grave might be taken as a 
place for worship. 
2.473: 

Narrated Abu Bakr bin " Aiyash : 

Sufyan at-Tammar told me that he had seen the grave of the Prophet elevated and convex. 
2.474: 

Narrated "Urwa: 

When the wall fell on them (i.e. graves) during the caliphate of Al-Walid bin 'Abdul 
Malik, the people started repairing it, and a foot appeared to them. The people got scared 
and thought that it was the foot of the Prophet. No one could be found who could tell 
them about it till I ("Urwa) said to them, "By Allah, this is not the foot of the Prophet but 
it is the foot of "Umar." Aisha narrated that she made a will to "Abdullah bin Zubair, "Do 
not bury me with them (the Prophet and his two companions) but bury me with my 
companions (wives of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) in Al-Baqi as I would not like to be looked 
upon as better than I really am (by being buried near the Prophet)." 
2.475: 

Narrated " Amr bin Maimun Al-Audi: 

I saw "Umar bin Al-Khattab (when he was stabbed) saying, "O 'Abdullah bin "Umar! Go 
to the mother of the believers Aisha and say, "Umar bin Al-Khattab sends his greetings to 
you,' and request her to allow me to be buried with my companions." (So, Ibn "Umar 
conveyed the message to "Aisha.) She said, "I had the idea of having this place for myself 
but today I prefer him ("Umar) to myself (and allow him to be buried there)." When 
"Abdullah bin "Umar returned, "Umar asked him, "What (news) do you have?" He 
replied, "O chief of the believers! She has allowed you (to be buried there)." On that 
"Umar said, "Nothing was more important to me than to be buried in that (sacred) place. 
So, when I expire, carry me there and pay my greetings to her ("Aisha ) and say, "Umar 
bin Al-Khattab asks permission; and if she gives permission, then bury me (there) and if 
she does not, then take me to the graveyard of the Muslims. I do not think any person has 
more right for the caliphate than those with whom Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) was always 
pleased till his death. And whoever is chosen by the people after me will be the caliph, 
and you people must listen to him and obey him," and then he mentioned the name of 
"Uthman, "Ali, Talha, Az-Zubair, "Abdur-Rahman bin "Auf and Sa"d bin Abi Waqqas. 
By this time a young man from Ansar came and said, "O chief of the believers! Be happy 
with Allah's glad tidings. The grade which you have in Islam is known to you, then you 
became the caliph and you ruled with justice and then you have been awarded martyrdom 
after all this." "Umar replied, "O son of my brother! Would that all that privileges will 
counterbalance (my short comings), so that I neither lose nor gain anything. I recommend 
my successor to be good to the early emigrants and realize their rights and to protect their 
honor and sacred things. And I also recommend him to be good to the Ansar who before 
them, had homes (in Medina) and had adopted the Faith. He should accept the good of the 
righteous among them and should excuse their wrongdoers. I recommend him to abide by 
the rules and regulations concerning the Dhimmis (protectees) of Allah and His Apostle, 
to fulfill their contracts completely and fight for them and not to tax (overburden) them 
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2.476: 

Narrated "Aisha : 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Don't abuse the dead, because they have reached the result of 

what they forwarded." 

2.477: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas.: 

Abu Lahab, may Allah curse him, once said to the Prophet (p.b.u.h), "Perish you all the 

day." 

Then the Divine Inspiration came: "Perish the hands of Abi Lahab! And perish he!" 

(111.1). 

2.478: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Thy Prophet sent Mu" adh to Yemen and said, "Invite the people to testify that none has 

the right to be worshipped but Allah and I am Allah's Apostle, and if they obey you to do 

so, then teach them that Allah has enjoined on them five prayers in every day and night 

(in twenty- four hours), and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that Allah has made 

it obligatory for them to pay the Zakat from their property and it is to be taken from the 

wealthy among them and given to the poor." 

2.479: 

Narrated Abu Aiyub: 

A man said to the Prophet "Tell me of such a deed as will make me enter Paradise." The 

people said, "What is the matter with him? What is the matter with him?" The Prophet 

said, "He has something to ask. (What he needs greatly) The Prophet said: (In order to 

enter Paradise) you should worship Allah and do not ascribe any partners to Him, offer 

prayer perfectly, pay the Zakat and keep good relations with your Kith and kin." (See 

HadithNo. 12, Vol 8). 

2.480: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A Bedouin came to the Prophet and said, "Tell me of such a deed as will make me enter 

Paradise, if I do it." The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Worship Allah, and worship none along 

with Him, offer the (five) prescribed compulsory prayers perfectly, pay the compulsory 

Zakat, and fast the month of Ramadan." The Bedouin said, "By Him, in Whose Hands my 

life is, I will not do more than this." When he (the Bedouin) left, the Prophet said, 

"Whoever likes to see a man of Paradise, then he may look at this man." 

2.481: 

Narrated Abu Zur'a: 

From the Prophet the same as above. 

2.482: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A delegation of the tribe of "Abdul Qais came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! We are from the tribe of Rabfa, and the infidels of the tribe of Mudar stands 

between us and you; so we cannot come to you except during the Sacred Months. Please 

order us to do something (religious deeds) which we may carry out and also invite to it 

our people whom we have left behind." The Prophet said, "I order you to do four things 

and forbid you four others: (I order you) to have faith in Allah, and confess that none has 



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the right to be worshipped but Allah, (and the Prophet gestured with his hand like this 

(i.e. one knot) and to offer prayers perfectly and to pay the Zakat, and to pay one-fifth of 

the booty in Allah's Cause. And I forbid you to use Dubba', Hantam, Naqir and Muzaffat 

(all these are the names of utensils used for preparing alcoholic drinks)." 

2.483: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

When Allah's Apostle died and Abu Bakr became the caliph some Arabs renegade 

(reverted to disbelief) (Abu Bakr decided to declare war against them), "Umar, said to 

Abu Bakr, "How can you fight with these people although Allah's Apostle said, 'I have 

been ordered (by Allah) to fight the people till they say: "None has the right to be 

worshipped but Allah, and whoever said it then he will save his life and property from me 

except on trespassing the law (rights and conditions for which he will be punished justly), 

and his accounts will be with Allah.' " Abu Bakr said, "By Allah! I will fight those who 

differentiate between the prayer and the Zakat as Zakat is the compulsory right to be 

taken from the property (according to Allah's orders) By Allah! If they refuse to pay me 

even a she-kid which they used to pay at the time of Allah's Apostle . I would fight with 

them for withholding it" Then "Umar said, "By Allah, it was nothing, but Allah opened 

Abu Bakr's chest towards the decision (to fight) and I came to know that his decision was 

right." 

2.484: 

Narrated Jarir bin 'Abdullah , 

I gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet for offering prayer perfectly, giving Zakat, 

and giving good advice to every Muslim. 

2.485: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "(On the Day of Resurrection) camels will come to their owner in the 

best state of health they have ever had (in the world), and if he had not paid their Zakat 

(in the world) then they would tread him with their feet; and similarly, sheep will come to 

their owner in the best state of health they have ever had in the world, and if he had not 

paid their Zakat, then they would tread him with their hooves and would butt him with 

their horns." The Prophet added, "One of their rights is that they should be milked while 

water is kept in front of them." The Prophet added, "I do not want anyone of you to come 

to me on the Day of Resurrection, carrying over his neck a sheep that will be bleating. 

Such a person will (then) say, 'O Muhammad! (please intercede for me,) I will say to him. 

'I can't help you, for I conveyed Allah's Message to you.' Similarly, I do not want anyone 

of you to come to me carrying over his neck a camel that will be grunting. Such a person 

(then) will say "O Muhammad! (please intercede for me)." I will say to him, "I can't help 

you for I conveyed Allah's message to you." 

2.486: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of 

his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a baldheaded 

poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his 

neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.' " Then the 



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Prophet recited the holy verses:-- 'Let not those who withhold . . .' (to the end of the 

verse). (3.180). 

2.487: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "No Zakat is due on property mounting to less than five 

Uqiyas (of silver), and no Zakat is due on less than five camels, and there is no Zakat on 

less than five Wasqs." (A Wasqs equals 60 Sa's) & (1 Sa=3 K gms App.) 

2.488: 

Narrated Zaid bin Wahab: 

I passed by a place called Ar-Rabadha and by chance I met Abu Dhar and asked him, 

"What has brought you to this place?" He said, "I was in Sham and differed with 

Muawiya on the meaning of (the following verses of the Qur'an): 'They who hoard up 

gold and silver and spend them not in the way of Allah.' (9.34). Muawiya said, 'This verse 

is revealed regarding the people of the scriptures." I said, It was revealed regarding us and 

also the people of the scriptures." So we had a quarrel and Mu'awiya sent a complaint 

against me to 'Uthman. 'Uthman wrote to me to come to Medina, and I came to Medina. 

Many people came to me as if they had not seen me before. So I told this to 'Uthman who 

said to me, "You may depart and live nearby if you wish." That was the reason for my 

being here for even if an Ethiopian had been nominated as my ruler, I would have obeyed 

him . 

2.489: 

Narrated Al-Ahnaf bin Qais: 

While I was sitting with some people from Quraish, a man with very rough hair, clothes, 

and appearance came and stood in front of us, greeted us and said, "Inform those who 

hoard wealth, that a stone will be heated in the Hell-fire and will be put on the nipples of 

their breasts till it comes out from the bones of their shoulders and then put on the bones 

of their shoulders till it comes through the nipples of their breasts the stone will be 

moving and hitting." After saying that, the person retreated and sat by the side of the 

pillar, I followed him and sat beside him, and I did not know who he was. I said to him, "I 

think the people disliked what you had said." He said, "These people do not understand 

anything, although my friend told me." I asked, "Who is your friend?" He said, "The 

Prophet said (to me), 'O Abu Dhar! Do you see the mountain of Uhud?' And on that I 

(Abu Dhar) started looking towards the sun to judge how much remained of the day as I 

thought that Allah's Apostle wanted to send me to do something for him and I said, 'Yes!' 

He said, 'I do not love to have gold equal to the mountain of Uhud unless I spend it all (in 

Allah's cause) except three Dinars (pounds). These people do not understand and collect 

worldly wealth. No, by Allah, Neither I ask them for worldly benefits nor am I in need of 

their religious advice till I meet Allah, The Honorable, The Majestic." ' 

2.490: 

Narrated Ibn Mas'ud: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "There is no envy except in two: a person whom Allah has 

given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person whom Allah has given 

wisdom (i.e. religious knowledge) and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to 

the others." 

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Narrated Abu Huraira 

Allah's Apostle said, "If one give in charity what equals one date-fruit from the honestly 

earned money and Allah accepts only the honestly earned money —Allah takes it in His 

right (hand) and then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of 

you brings up his baby horse, so much s that it becomes as big as a mountain 

2.492: 

Narrated Haritha bin Wahab : 

I heard the Prophet saying, "O people! Give in charity as a time will come upon you when 

a person will wander about with his object of charity and will not find anybody to accept 

it, and one (who will be requested to take it) will say, "If you had brought it yesterday, 

would have taken it, but today I am not in need of it." 

2.493: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till your wealth 

increases so much so that one will be worried, for no one will accept his Zakat and the 

person to whom he will give it will reply, 'I am not in need of it.' " 

2.494: 

Narrated " Adi bin Hatim: 

While I was sitting with Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) two person came to him; one of them 

complained about his poverty and the other complained about the prevalence of robberies. 

Allah's Apostle said, "As regards stealing and robberies, there will shortly come a time 

when a caravan will go to Mecca (from Medina) without any guard. And regarding 

poverty, The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till one of you wanders 

about with his object of charity and will not find anybody to accept it And (no doubt) 

each one of you will stand in front of Allah and there will be neither a curtain nor an 

interpreter between him and Allah, and Allah will ask him, 'Did not I give you wealth?' 

He will reply in the affirmative. Allah will further ask, 'Didn't send a messenger to you?' 

And again that person will reply in the affirmative Then he will look to his right and he 

will see nothing but Hell-fire, and then he will look to his left and will see nothing but 

Hell-fire. And so, any (each one) of you should save himself from the fire even by giving 

half of a date-fruit (in charity). And if you do not find a hall date-fruit, then (you can do it 

through saying) a good pleasant word (to your brethren). (See Hadith No. 793 Vol. 4). 

2.495: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

Thy Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "A time will come upon the people when a person will wander 

about with gold as Zakat and will not find anybody to accept it, and one man will be seen 

followed by forty women to be their guardian because of scarcity of men and great 

number of women. " 

2.496: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 

When the verses of charity were revealed, we used to work as porters. A man came and 

distributed objects of charity in abundance. And they (the people) said, "He is showing 

off." And another man came and gave a Sa (a small measure of food grains); they said, 

"Allah is not in need of this small amount of charity." And then the Divine Inspiration 



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came: "Those who criticize such of the believers who give in charity voluntarily and those 

who could not find to give in charity except what is available to them." (9.79). 

2.497: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansar: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) ordered us to give in charity, we used to go to the 

market and work as porters and get a Mudd (a special measure of grain) and then give it 

in charity. (Those were the days of poverty) and today some of us have one hundred 

thousand. 

2.498: 

Narrated ' Adi bin Hatim heard the Prophet saying: 

"Save yourself from Hell-fire even by giving half a date-fruit in charity." 

2.499: 

Narrated Aisha: 

A lady along with her two daughters came to me asking (for some alms), but she found 

nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two 

daughters, and did not eat anything herself, and then she got up and went away. Then the 

Prophet came in and I informed him about this story. He said, "Whoever is put to trial by 

these daughters and he treats them generously (with benevolence) then these daughters 

will act as a shield for him from Hell-Fire." (See Hadith No. 24, Vol. 8). 

2.500: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A man came to the Prophet and asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Which charity is the most 

superior in reward?" He replied, "The charity which you practice while you are healthy, 

niggardly and afraid of poverty and wish to become wealthy. Do not delay it to the time 

of approaching death and then say, 'Give so much to such and such, and so much to such 

and such.' And it has already belonged to such and such (as it is too late)." 

2.501: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Some of the wives of the Prophet asked him, "Who amongst us will be the first to follow 

you (i.e. die after you)?" He said, "Whoever has the longest hand." So they started 

measuring their hands with a stick and Sauda's hand turned out to be the longest. (When 

Zainab bint Jahsh died first of all in the caliphate of 'Umar), we came to know that the 

long hand was a symbol of practicing charity, so she was the first to follow the Prophet 

and she used to love to practice charity. (Sauda died later in the caliphate of Muawiya). 

2.502: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "A man said that he would give something in charity. He 

went out with his object of charity and unknowingly gave it to a thief. Next morning the 

people said that he had given his object of charity to a thief. (On hearing that) he said, "O 

Allah! All the praises are for you. I will give alms again." And so he again went out with 

his alms and (unknowingly) gave it to an adulteress. Next morning the people said that he 

had given his alms to an adulteress last night. The man said, "O Allah! All the praises are 

for you. (I gave my alms) to an adulteress. I will give alms again." So he went out with 

his alms again and (unknowingly) gave it to a rich person. (The people) next morning said 

that he had given his alms to a wealthy person. He said, "O Allah! All the praises are for 



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you. (I had given alms) to a thief, to an adulteress and to a wealthy man." Then someone 

came and said to him, "The alms which you gave to the thief, might make him abstain 

from stealing, and that given to the adulteress might make her abstain from illegal sexual 

intercourse (adultery), and that given to the wealthy man might make him take a lesson 

from it and spend his wealth which Allah has given him, in Allah's cause." 

2.503: 

Narrated Ma'n bin Yazid: 

My grandfather, my father and I gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle. The 

Prophet got me engaged and then got me married. One day I went to the Prophet with a 

complaint. My father Yazid had taken some gold coins for charity and kept them with a 

man in the mosque (to give them to the poor) But I went and took them and brought them 

to him (my father). My father said, "By Allah! I did not intend to give them to you. " I 

took (the case) to Allah's Apostle . On that Allah's Apostle said, "O Yazid! You will be 

rewarded for what you intended. O Man! Whatever you have taken is yours." 

2.504: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Seven people will be shaded by Allah under His shade on the 

day when there will be no shade except His. They are: 

(1) a just ruler; 

(2) a young man who has been brought up in the worship of Allah, (i.e. worship Allah 
(Alone) sincerely from his childhood), 

(3) a man whose heart is attached to the mosque (who offers the five compulsory 
congregational prayers in the mosque); 

(4) two persons who love each other only for Allah's sake and they meet and part in 
Allah's cause only; 

(5) a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for an illegal sexual 
intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah; 

(6) a person who practices charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his 
right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity). 

(7) a person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes get flooded with tears." 
2.505: 

Narrated Haritha bin Wahab Al-KhuzaT: 

I heard the Prophet (p.b.u.h) saying, "(O people!) Give in charity (for Allah's cause) 

because a time will come when a person will carry his object of charity from place to 

place (and he will not find any person to take it) and any person whom he shall request to 

take it, I will reply, 'If you had brought it yesterday I would have taken it, but today I am 

not in need of it." 

2.506: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When a woman gives in charity some of the foodstuff (which she 

has in her house) without spoiling it, she will receive the reward for what she has spent, 

and her husband will receive the reward because of his earning, and the storekeeper will 

also have a reward similar to it. The reward of one will not decrease the reward of the 

others . " 

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Narrated Abu Huraira : 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "The best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy 

person. And start giving first to your dependents." 

2.508: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam 

The Prophet said, "The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in 

charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. 

And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the money 

which is left after his expenses). And whoever abstains from asking others for some 

financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him 

self-sufficient." 

2.509: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I heard Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) while he was on the pulpit speaking about charity, to 

abstain from asking others for some financial help and about begging others, saying, "The 

upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is that of the giver and the lower 

(hand) is that of the beggar." 

2.510: 

Narrated 'Uqba bin Al-Harith: 

Once the Prophet offered the "Asr prayer and then hurriedly went to his house and 

returned immediately. I (or somebody else) asked him (as to what was the matter) and he 

said, "I left at home a piece of gold which was from the charity and I disliked to let it 

remain a night in my house, so I got it distributed . " 

2.511: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet went out for the Td prayer on the Td day and offered a two rak'at prayer; and 

he neither offered a prayer before it or after it. Then he went towards the women along 

with Bilal. He preached them and ordered them to give in charity. And some (amongst the 

women) started giving their forearm bangles and earrings. 

2.512: 

Narrated Abu Burda bin Abu Musa: 

that his father said, "Whenever a beggar came to Allah's Apostle or he was asked for 

something, he used to say (to his companions), "Help and recommend him and you will 

receive the reward for it; and Allah will bring about what He will through His Prophet's 

tongue." 

2.513: 

Narrated Asma: 

The Prophet said to me, "Do not withhold your money, (for if you did so) Allah would 

withhold His blessings from you." 

2.514: 

Narrated "Abda: 

The Prophet said, "Do not withhold your money by counting it (i.e. hoarding it), (for if 

you did so), Allah would also withhold His blessings from you." 

2.515: 

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that she had gone to the Prophet and he said, "Do not shut your money bag; otherwise 

Allah too will withhold His blessings from you. Spend (in Allah's Cause) as much as you 

can afford. " 

2.516: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

Hudhaifa said, ""Umar said, 'Who amongst you remembers the statement of Allah's 

Apostle (p.b.u.h) about afflictions'?' I said, 'I know it as the Prophet had said it.' 'Umar 

said, 'No doubt, you are bold. How did he say it?' I said, A man's afflictions (wrong 

deeds) concerning his wife, children and neighbors are expiated by (his) prayers, charity, 

and enjoining good.' (The sub-narrator Sulaiman added that he said, 'The prayer, charity, 

enjoining good and forbidding evil.') 'Umar said, 'I did not mean that, but I ask about that 

affliction which will spread like the waves of the sea.' I said, 'O chief of the believers! 

You need not be afraid of it as there is a closed door between you and it.' He asked, 'Will 

the door be broken or opened?' I replied, 'No, it will be broken.' He said, 'Then, if it is 

broken, it will never be closed again?' I replied, 'Yes.' " Then we were afraid to ask what 

that door was, so we asked Masruq to inquire, and he asked Hudhaifa regarding it. 

Hudhaifa said, "The door was "Umar. "We further asked Hudhaifa whether "Umar knew 

what that door meant. Hudhaifa replied in the affirmative and added, "He knew it as one 

knows that there will be a night before the tomorrow morning." 

2.517: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam: 

I said to Allah's Apostle, "Before embracing Islam I used to do good deeds like giving in 

charity, slave-manumitting, and the keeping of good relations with Kith and kin. Shall I 

be rewarded for those deeds?" The Prophet replied, "You became Muslim with all those 

good deeds (Without losing their reward)." 

2.518: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When a woman gives in charity from her husband's meals without 

wasting the property of her husband, she will get a reward for it, and her husband too will 

get a reward for what he earned and the storekeeper will have the reward likewise." 

2.519: 

Narrated Abu Musa : 

The Prophet said, "An honest Muslim storekeeper who carries out the orders of his master 

and pays fully what he has been ordered to give with a good heart and pays to that person 

to whom he was ordered to pay, is regarded as one of the two charitable persons." 

2.520: 

Narrate Aisha : 

The Prophet said, "If a woman gives in charity from her husband's house .." The Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) also said, "If a lady gives meals (in charity) from her husband's house without 

spoiling her husband's property, she will get a reward and her husband will also get a 

reward likewise. The husband will get a reward because of his earnings and the woman 

because of her spending." 

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The Prophet said, "When a woman gives in charity from her house meals in Allah's Cause 
without spoiling her husband's property, she will get a reward for it, and her husband will 
also get the reward for his earnings and the storekeeper will get a reward likewise." 
2.522: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

The Prophet said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 
'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) 
says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.' " 
2.523: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

The Prophet said, "The example of a miser and an almsgiver is like the example of two 
persons wearing iron cloaks." Allah's Apostle also said, "The example of an almsgiver 
and a miser is like the example of two persons who have two iron cloaks on them from 
their breasts to their collar bones, and when the almsgiver wants to give in charity, the 
cloak becomes capacious till it covers his whole body to such an extent that it hides his 
fingertips and covers his footprints (obliterates his tracks). (1) And when the miser wants 
to spend, it (the iron cloak) sticks and every ring gets stuck to its place and he tries to 
widen it, but it did not become wide. 
2.524: 

Narrated Abu Burda: 

from his father from his grandfather that the Prophet said, "Every Muslim has to give in 
charity." The people asked, "O Allah's Prophet! If someone has nothing to give, what will 
he do?" He said, "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in 
charity (from what he earns)." The people further asked, "If he cannot find even that?" He 
replied, "He should help the needy who appeal for help." Then the people asked, "If he 
cannot do that?" He replied, "Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from 
evil deeds and this will be regarded as charitable deeds." 
2.525: 

Narrated Um Atiyya: 

A sheep was sent to me (Nusaiba Al-Ansariya) (in charity) and I sent some of it to "Aisha. 
The Prophet asked 'Aisha for something to eat. "Aisha replied that there was nothing 
except what Nusaiba Al-Ansariya had sent of that sheep. The Prophet said to her, "Bring 
it as it has reached its place." 
2.526: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri : 

Allah's Apostle said, "There is no Zakat on less than five camels and also there is no 
Zakat on less than five Awaq (of silver). (5 Awaq = 22 Fransa Riyals of Yemen or 200 
Dirhams.) And there is no Zakat on less than five Awsuq. (A special measure of food- 
grains, and one Wasq equals 60 Sa's.) (For gold 20, Dinars i.e. equal to 12 Guinea 
English. No Zakat for less than 12 Guinea (English) of gold or for silver less than 22 
Fransa Riyals of Yemen.) 
2.527: 

Narrated Abi Sa'id Al-Khudri : 
I heard the Prophet saying (as above—No. 526) 
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Narrated Anas: 

Abu Bakr wrote to me what Allah had instructed His Apostle (p.b.u.h) to do regarding the 

one who had to pay one Bint Makhad (i.e. one year-old she-camel) as Zakat, and he did 

not have it but had got Bint Labun (two year old she-camel). (He wrote that) it could be 

accepted from him as Zakat, and the collector of Zakat would return him 20 Dirhams or 

two sheep; and if the Zakat payer had not a Bint Makhad, but he had Ibn Labun (a two 

year old he-camel) then it could be accepted as his Zakat, but he would not be paid 

anything . 

2.529: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas : 

I am a witness that Allah's Apostle offered the Id prayer before delivering the sermon and 

then he thought that the women would not be able to hear him (because of the distance), 

so he went to them along with Bilal who was spreading his garment. The Prophet advised 

and ordered them to give in charity. So the women started giving their ornaments (in 

charity). (The sub-narrator Aiyub pointed towards his ears and neck meaning that they 

gave ornaments from those places such as earrings and necklaces.) 

2.530: 

Narrated Anas: 

Abu Bakr wrote to me what was made compulsory by Allah's Apostle and that was 

(regarding the payments of Zakat): Neither the property of different people may be taken 

together nor the joint property may be split for fear of (paying more, or receiving less) 

Zakat. 

2.531: 

Narrated Anas: 

Abu Bakr wrote to me what Allah's Apostle has made compulsory (regarding Zakat) and 

this was mentioned in it: If a property is equally owned by two partners, they should pay 

the combined Zakat and it will be considered that both of them have paid their Zakat 

equally. 

2.532: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

A Bedouin asked Allah's Apostle about the emigration. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "May 

Allah have mercy on you! The matter of emigration is very hard. Have you got camels? 

Do you pay their Zakat?" The Bedouin said, "Yes, I have camels and I pay their Zakat." 

The Prophet said, Work beyond the seas and Allah will not decrease (waste) any of your 

good deeds." (See Hadith No. 260 Vol. 5). 

2.533: 

Narrated Anas: 

Abu Bakr , wrote to me about the Zakat which Allah had ordered His Apostle to observe: 

Whoever had to pay Jahda (Jahda means a four-year-old she-camel) as Zakat from his 

herd of camels and he had not got one, and he had Hiqqa (three-year-old she-camel), that 

Hiqqa should be accepted from him along with two sheep if they were available or twenty 

Dirhams (one Durham equals about 1/4 Saudi Riyal) and whoever had to pay Hiqqa as 

Zakat and he had no Hiqqa but had a Jadha, the Jadha should be accepted from him, and 

the Zakat collector should repay him twenty Dirhams or two sheep; and whoever had to 

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camel), it should be accepted from him along with two sheep or twenty Dirhams; and 
whoever had to pay Bint Labun and had a Hiqqa, that Hiqqa should be accepted from him 
and the Zakat collector should repay him twenty Dirhams or two sheep; and whoever had 
to pay Bint Labun and he had not got one but had a Bint Makhad (one-year-old she 
camel), that Bint Makhad should be accepted from him along with twenty Dirhams or two 
sheep. 
2.534: 

Narrated Anas: 

When Abu Bakr; sent me to (collect the Zakat from) Bahrain, he wrote to me the 
following:-- (In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful). These are the orders for 
compulsory charity (Zakat) which Allah's Apostle had made obligatory for every Muslim, 
and which Allah had ordered His Apostle to observe: Whoever amongst the Muslims is 
asked to pay Zakat accordingly, he should pay it (to the Zakat collector) and whoever is 
asked more than that (what is specified in this script) he should not pay it; for twenty-four 
camels or less, sheep are to be paid as Zakat; for every five camels one sheep is to be 
paid, and if there are between twenty- five to thirty- five camels, one Bint Makhad is to be 
paid; and if they are between thirty-six to forty-five (camels), one Bint Labun is to be 
paid; and if they are between forty-six to sixty (camels), one Hiqqa is to be paid; and if 
the number is between sixty-one to seventy-five (camels), one Jadha is to be paid; and if 
the number is between seventy-six to ninety (camels), two Bint Labuns are to be paid; and 
if they are from ninety-one to one-hundred-and twenty (camels), two Hiqqas are to be 
paid; and if they are over one-hundred and-twenty (camels), for every forty (over one- 
hundred-and-twenty) one Bint Labun is to be paid, and for every fifty camels (over one- 
hundred-and-twenty) one Hiqqa is to be paid; and who ever has got only four camels, has 
to pay nothing as Zakat, but if the owner of these four camels wants to give something, he 
can. If the number of camels increases to five, the owner has to pay one sheep as Zakat. 
As regards the Zakat for the (flock) of sheep; if they are between forty and one-hundred- 
and-twenty sheep, one sheep is to be paid; and if they are between one-hundred-and- 
twenty to two hundred (sheep), two sheep are to be paid; and if they are between two- 
hundred to three-hundred (sheep), three sheep are to be paid; and for over three-hundred 
sheep, for every extra hundred sheep, one sheep is to be paid as Zakat. And if somebody 
has got less than forty sheep, no Zakat is required, but if he wants to give, he can. For 
silver the Zakat is one-fortieth of the lot (i.e. 2.5%), and if its value is less than two- 
hundred Dirhams, Zakat is not required, but if the owner wants to pay he can.' 
2.535: 

Narrated Anas: 

Abu Bakr wrote to me what Allah had ordered His Apostle (about Zakat) which goes: 
Neither an old nor a defected animal, nor a male-goat may be taken as Zakat except if the 
Zakat collector wishes (to take it). 
2.536: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Abu Bakr said, "By Allah! If they (pay me the Zakat and) withhold even a she-kid which 
they used to pay during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, I will fight with them for it." 
'Umar said, "It was nothing but Allah Who opened Abu Bakr's chest towards the decision 
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2.537: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent Mu'adh to Yemen, he said (to him), "YOU are going 

to people of a (Divine) Book. First of all invite them to worship Allah (alone) and when 

they come to know Allah, inform them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers in 

every day and night; and if they start offering these prayers, inform them that Allah has 

enjoined on them, the Zakat. And it is to be taken from the rich amongst them and given 

to the poor amongst them; and if they obey you in that, take Zakat from them and avoid 

(don't take) the best property of the people as Zakat." 

2.538: 

Narrated Abu SaTd Al-Khudri : 

Allah's Apostle said, "No Zakat is imposed on less than five Awsuq of dates; no Zakat is 

imposed on less than five Awaq of silver, and no Zakat is imposed on less than five 

camels." 

2.539: 

Narrated Abu Dhar: 

Once I went to him (the Prophet ) and he said, "By Allah in Whose Hands my life is (or 

probably said, 'By Allah, except Whom none has the right to be worshipped) whoever had 

camels or cows or sheep and did not pay their Zakat, those animals will be brought on the 

Day of Resurrection far bigger and fatter than before and they will tread him under their 

hooves, and will butt him with their horns, and (those animals will come in circle): When 

the last does its turn, the first will start again, and this punishment will go on till Allah 

has finished the judgments amongst the people." 

2.540: 

Narrated 'Is-haq bin 'Abdullah bin Al Talha: 

I heard Anas bin Malik saying, "Abu Talha had more property of date-palm trees gardens 

than any other amongst the Ansar in Medina and the most beloved of them to him was 

Bairuha garden, and it was in front of the Mosque of the Prophet . Allah's Apostle used to 

go there and used to drink its nice water." Anas added, "When these verses were 

revealed: --'By no means shall you Attain righteousness unless You spend (in charity) of 

that Which you love. ' (3.92) Abu Talha said to Allah's Apostle 'O Allah's Apostle! 

Allah, the Blessed, the Superior says: By no means shall you attain righteousness, unless 

you spend (in charity) of that which you love. And no doubt, Bairuha' garden is the most 

beloved of all my property to me. So I want to give it in charity in Allah's Cause. I expect 

its reward from Allah. O Allah's Apostle! Spend it where Allah makes you think it 

feasible.' On that Allah's Apostle said, 'Bravo! It is useful property. I have heard what you 

have said (O Abu Talha), and I think it would be proper if you gave it to your Kith and 

kin.' Abu Talha said, I will do so, O Allah's Apostle.' Then Abu Talha distributed that 

garden amongst his relatives and his cousins." 

2.541: 

Narrated Abu SaTd Al-Khudri 

On Td ul Fitr or Td ul Adha Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) went out to the Musalla. After 

finishing the prayer, he delivered the sermon and ordered the people to give alms. He 

said, "O people! Give alms." Then he went towards the women and said. "O women! 

Give alms, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were you 



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(women)." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the reason for it?" He replied, 

"O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen 

anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. O women, some of you can 

lead a cautious wise man astray." Then he left. And when he reached his house, Zainab, 

the wife of Ibn Mas'ud, came and asked permission to enter It was said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! It is Zainab." He asked, 'Which Zainab?" The reply was that she was the wife of 

Ibn Mas'ub. He said, "Yes, allow her to enter." And she was admitted. Then she said, "O 

Prophet of Allah! Today you ordered people to give alms and I had an ornament and 

intended to give it as alms, but Ibn Mas'ud said that he and his children deserved it more 

than anybody else." The Prophet replied, "Ibn Mas'ud had spoken the truth. Your husband 

and your children had more right to it than anybody else." 

2.542: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a 

Muslim." 

2.543: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "There is no Zakat either on a slave or on a horse belonging to a 

Muslim." 

2.544: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri : 

Once the Prophet sat on a pulpit and we sat around him. Then he said, "The things I am 

afraid of most for your sake (concerning what will befall you after me) is the pleasures 

and splendors of the world and its beauties which will be disclosed to you." Somebody 

said, "O Allah's Apostle! Can the good bring forth evil?" The Prophet remained silent for 

a while. It was said to that person, "What is wrong with you? You are talking to the 

Prophet (p.b.u.h) while he is not talking to you." Then we noticed that he was being 

inspired divinely. Then the Prophet wiped off his sweat and said, "Where is the 

questioner?" It seemed as if the Prophet liked his question. Then he said, "Good never 

brings forth evil. Indeed it is like what grows on the banks of a water-stream which either 

kill or make the animals sick, except if an animal eats its fill the Khadira (a kind of 

vegetable) and then faces the sun, and then defecates and urinates and grazes again. No 

doubt this wealth is sweet and green. Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he 

gives to the poor, the orphans and to needy travelers. (Or the Prophet said something 

similar to it) No doubt, whoever takes it illegally will be like the one who eats but is 

never satisfied, and his wealth will be a witness against him on the Day of Resurrection." 

2.545: 

Narrated 'Amr bin Al-Harith: 

Zainab, the wife of "Abdullah said, "I was in the Mosque and saw the Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

saying, 'O women ! Give alms even from your ornaments.' " Zainab used to provide for 

"Abdullah and those orphans who were under her protection. So she said to 'Abdullah, 

"Will you ask Allah's Apostle whether it will be sufficient for me to spend part of the 

Zakat on you and the orphans who are under my protection?" He replied "Will you 

yourself ask Allah's Apostle ?" (Zainab added): So I went to the Prophet and I saw there 

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as mine. Bilal passed by us and we asked him, 'Ask the Prophet whether it is permissible 
for me to spend (the Zakat) on my husband and the orphans under my protection.' And we 
requested Bilal not to inform the Prophet about us. So Bilal went inside and asked the 
Prophet regarding our problem. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) asked, "Who are those two?" Bilal 
replied that she was Zainab. The Prophet said, "Which Zainab?" Bilal said, "The wife of 
'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud)." The Prophet said, "Yes, (it is sufficient for her) and she will 
receive a double rewards (for that): One for helping relatives, and the other for giving 
Zakat." 
2.546: 

Narrated Zainab,: 

(the daughter of Um Salama) My mother said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I receive a 
reward if I spend for the sustenance of Abu Salama's offspring, and in fact they are also 
my sons?" The Prophet replied, "Spend on them and you will get a reward for what you 
spend on them." 
2.547: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) ordered (a person) to collect Zakat, and that person returned and 
told him that Ibn Jamil, Khalid bin Al-Walid, and 'Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib had 
refused to give Zakat." The Prophet said, "What made Ibn Jamil refuse to give Zakat 
though he was a poor man, and was made wealthy by Allah and His Apostle ? But you are 
unfair in asking Zakat from Khalid as he is keeping his armor for Allah's Cause (for 
Jihad). As for 'Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib, he is the uncle of Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) and 
Zakat is compulsory on him and he should pay it double." 
2.548: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) and he gave 
them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they 
asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said "If 
I had anything. I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) Whoever abstains from 
asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self- 
sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, Allah will 
make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience." 
2.549: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hand my life is, it is better for anyone of you to 
take a rope and cut the wood (from the forest) and carry it over his back and sell it (as a 
means of earning his living) rather than to ask a person for something and that person 
may give him or not." 
2.550: 

Narrated Az-Zubair bin A1-' Awwam: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "It is better for anyone of you to take a rope (and cut) and 
bring a bundle of wood (from the forest) over his back and sell it and Allah will save his 
face (from the Hell-Fire) because of that, rather than to ask the people who may give him 
or not." 
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Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair and Sa'id bin Al-Musaiyab: 

Hakim bin Hizam said, "(Once) I asked Allah's Apostle (for something) and he gave it to 

me. Again I asked and he gave (it to me). Again I asked and he gave (it to me). And then 

he said, "0 Hakim! This property is like a sweet fresh fruit; whoever takes it without 

greediness, he is blessed in it, and whoever takes it with greediness, he is not blessed in it, 

and he is like a person who eats but is never satisfied; and the upper (giving) hand is 

better than the lower (receiving) hand." Hakim added, "I said to Allah's Apostle , 'By Him 

(Allah) Who sent you with the Truth, I shall never accept anything from anybody after 

you, till I leave this world.' " Then Abu Bakr (during his caliphate) called Hakim to give 

him his share from the war booty (like the other companions of the Prophet ), he refused 

to accept anything. Then 'Umar (during his caliphate) called him to give him his share but 

he refused. On that 'Umar said, "O Muslims! I would like you to witness that I offered 

Hakim his share from this booty and he refused to take it." So Hakim never took anything 

from anybody after the Prophet till he died. 

2.552: 

Narrated "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle used to give me something but I would say to him, "would you give it to a 

poorer and more needy one than 1?" The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said to me, "Take it. If you are 

given something from this property, without asking for it or having greed for it take it; 

and if not given, do not run for it." 

2.553: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "A man keeps on asking others for something till he comes on the Day 

of Resurrection without any piece of flesh on his face." The Prophet added, "On the Day 

of Resurrection, the Sun will come near (to, the people) to such an extent that the sweat 

will reach up to the middle of the ears, so, when all the people are in that state, they will 

ask Adam for help, and then Moses, and then Muhammad (p.b.u.h) ." The sub-narrator 

added "Muhammad will intercede with Allah to judge amongst the people. He will 

proceed on till he will hold the ring of the door (of Paradise) and then Allah will exalt 

him to Maqam Mahmud (the privilege of intercession, etc.). And all the people of the 

gathering will send their praises to Allah. 

2.554: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The poor person is not the one who asks a morsel or two (of meals) 

from the others, but the poor is the one who has nothing and is ashamed to beg from 

others." 

2.555: 

Narrated Ash-Shu" bi: 

The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba narrated, "Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin 

Shu'ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ." So 

Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, "Allah has hated for you three things: 

-1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others. 

-2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance) 

-3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for 

something (except in great need). (See Hadith No. 591, Vol. Ill) 



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2.556: 

Narrated Sa'd (bin Abi Waqqas) : 

Allah's Apostle distributed something (from the resources of Zakat) amongst a group of 

people while I was sitting amongst them, but he left a man whom I considered the best of 

the lot. So, I went up to Allah's Apostle and asked him secretly, "Why have you left that 

person? By Allah! I consider him a believer." The Prophet said, "Or merely a Muslim 

(Who surrender to Allah)." I remained quiet for a while but could not help repeating my 

question because of what I knew about him. I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you left 

that person? By Allah! I consider him a believer. " The Prophet said, "Or merely a 

Muslim." I remained quiet for a while but could not help repeating my question because 

of what I knew about him. I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you left that person? By 

Allah! I consider him a believer." The Prophet said, "Or merely a Muslim." Then Allah's 

Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, "I give to a person while another is dearer to me, for fear that he 

may be thrown in the Hell-fire on his face (by reneging from Islam)." 

2.557: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The poor person is not the one who goes round the people and ask 

them for a mouthful or two (of meals) or a date or two but the poor is that who has not 

enough (money) to satisfy his needs and whose condition is not known to others, that 

others may give him something in charity, and who does not beg of people." 

2.558: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "No doubt, it is better for a person to take a rope and proceed in the 

morning to the mountains and cut the wood and then sell it, and eat from this income and 

give alms from it than to ask others for something." 

2.559: 

Narrated Abu Humaid As-Sa"idi: 

We took part in the holy battle of Tabuk in the company of the Prophet and when we 

arrived at the Wadi-al-Qura, there was a woman in her garden. The Prophet asked his 

companions to estimate the amount of the fruits in the garden, and Allah's Apostle 

estimated it at ten Awsuq (One Wasaq = 60 Sa's) and 1 Sa'= 3 kg. approximately). The 

Prophet said to that lady, "Check what your garden will yield." When we reached Tabuk, 

the Prophet said, "There will be a strong wind tonight and so no one should stand and 

whoever has a camel, should fasten it." So we fastened our camels. A strong wind blew at 

night and a man stood up and he was blown away to a mountain called Taiy, The King of 

Aila sent a white mule and a sheet for wearing to the Prophet as a present, and wrote to 

the Prophet that his people would stay in their place (and will pay Jizya taxation.) (1) 

When the Prophet reached Wadi-al-Qura he asked that woman how much her garden had 

yielded. She said, "Ten Awsuq," and that was what Allah's Apostle had estimated. Then 

the Prophet said, "I want to reach Medina quickly, and whoever among you wants to 

accompany me, should hurry up." The sub-narrator Ibn Bakkar said something which 

meant: When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) saw Medina he said, "This is Taba." And when he saw 

the mountain of Uhud, he said, "This mountain loves us and we love it. Shall I tell you of 

the best amongst the Ansar?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "The family of 



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Bani-n-Najjar, and then the family of Bani Sa'ida or Bani Al-Harith bin Al-Khazraj. (The 

above-mentioned are the best) but there is goodness in all the families of Ansar." 

2.560: 

Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah from his father: 

The Prophet said, "On a land irrigated by rain water or by natural water channels or if the 

land is wet due to a near by water channel Ushr (i.e. one-tenth) is compulsory (as Zakat); 

and on the land irrigated by the well, half of an Ushr (i.e. one-twentieth) is compulsory 

(as Zakat on the yield of the land)." 

2.561: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri : 

The Prophet said, "There is no Zakat on less than five Awsuq (of dates), or on less than 

five camels, or on less than five Awaq of silver." (22 Yemeni Riyals Faransa). 

2.562: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Dates used to be brought to Allah's Apostle immediately after being plucked. Different 

persons would bring their dates till a big heap collected (in front of the Prophet). Once 

Al-Hasan and Al-Husain were playing with these dates. One of them took a date and put 

it in his mouth. Allah's Apostle looked at him and took it out from his mouth and said, 

"Don't you know that Muhammad's offspring do not eat what is given in charity?" 

2.563: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet had forbidden the sale of dates till they were good (ripe), and when it was 

asked what it meant, the Prophet said, "Till there is no danger of blight." 

2.564: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

The Prophet had forbidden the sale of fruits till they were ripe (free from blight). 

2.565: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of fruits until they were ripe. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) 

added, "It means that they become red ." 

2.566: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

'Umar bin Al-Khattab gave a horse in charity in Allah's Cause and later he saw it being 

sold in the market and intended to purchase it. Then he went to the Prophet and asked his 

permission. The Prophet said, "Do not take back what you have given in charity." For this 

reason, Ibn 'Umar never purchased the things which he had given in charity, and in case 

he had purchased something (unknowingly) he would give it in charity again. 

2.567: 

Narrated 'Umar: 

Once I gave a horse in Allah's Cause (in charity) but that person did not take care of it. I 

intended to buy it, as I thought he would sell it at a low price. So, I asked the Prophet 

(p.b.u.h) about it. He said, "Neither buy, nor take back your alms which you have given, 

even if the seller were willing to sell it for one Dirham, for he who takes back his alms is 

like the one who swallows his own vomit." 

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Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Al-Hasan bin ' Ali took a date from the dates given in charity and put it in his mouth. The 

Prophet said, "Expel it from your mouth. Don't you know that we do not eat a thing which 

is given in charity?" 

2.569: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas : 

The Prophet saw a dead sheep which had been given in charity to a freed slave-girl of 

Maimuna, the wife of the Prophet . The Prophet said, "Why don't you get the benefit of its 

hide?" They said, "It is dead." He replied, "Only to eat (its meat) is illegal." 

2.570: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

'Aisha intended to buy Barira (a slave-girl) in order to manumit her and her masters 

intended to put the condition that her Al-wala would be for them. 'Aisha mentioned that 

to the Prophet who said to her, "Buy her, as the "Wala" is for the manumitted." Once 

some meat was presented to the Prophet and 'Aisha said to him, "This (meat) was given 

in charity to Barira." He said, "It is an object of charity for Barira but a gift for us." 

2.571: 

Narrated Um Atiyya Al-Ansariya : 

The Prophet went to 'Aisha and asked her whether she had something (to eat). She 

replied that she had nothing except the mutton (piece) which Nusaiba (Um Atiyya) had 

sent to us (Buraira) in charity." The Prophet said, "It has reached its place and now it is 

not a thing of charity but a gift for us." 

2.572: 

Narrated Anas: 

Some meat was presented to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and it had been given to Barira (the 

freed slave-girl of Aisha) in charity. He said, "This meat is a thing of charity for Barira 

but it is a gift for us." 

2.573: 

Narrated Abu Ma' bad,: 

(the slave of Ibn 'Abbas) Allah's Apostle said to Mu'adh when he sent him to Yemen, 

"You will go to the people of the Scripture. So, when you reach there, invite them to 

testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad is His 

Apostle. And if they obey you in that, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them five 

prayers in each day and night. And if they obey you in that tell them that Allah has made 

it obligatory on them to pay the Zakat which will be taken from the rich among them and 

given to the poor among them. If they obey you in that, then avoid taking the best of their 

possessions, and be afraid of the curse of an oppressed person because there is no screen 

between his invocation and Allah." 

2.574.1: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu ' Aufa : 

Whenever a person came to the Prophet with his alms, the Prophet would say, "O Allah! 

Send your Blessings upon so and so." My father went to the Prophet with his alms and the 

Prophet said, "O Allah! Send your blessings upon the offspring of Abu 'Aufa." 

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The Prophet said, "A man from Bani Israel asked someone from Bani Israel to give him a 

loan of one thousand Dinars and the later gave it to him. The debtor went on a voyage 

(when the time for the payment of the debt became due) but he did not find a boat, so he 

took a piece of wood and bored it and put 1000 diners in it and threw it into the sea. The 

creditor went out and took the piece of wood to his family to be used as fire-wood." (See 

Hadith No. 488 B, Vol. 3). And the Prophet narrated the narration (and said), "When he 

sawed the wood, he found his money." 

2.575: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "There is no compensation for one killed or wounded by an animal 

or by falling in a well, or because of working in mines; but Khumus is compulsory on 

Rikaz." 

2.576: 

Narrated Abu Humaid Al-SaTdi: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) appointed a man called Ibn Al-Lutbiya, from the tribe of Al-Asd 

to collect Zakat from Bani Sulaim. When he returned, (after collecting the Zakat) the 

Prophet checked the account with him. 

2.577: 

Narrated Anas: 

Some people from 'Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them, so 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) allowed them to go to the herd of camels (given as Zakat) and 

they drank their milk and urine (as medicine) but they killed the shepherd and drove away 

all the camels. So Allah's Apostle sent (men) in their pursuit to catch them, and they were 

brought, and he had their hands and feet cut, and their eyes were branded with heated 

pieces of iron and they were left in the Harra (a stony place at Medina) biting the stones. 

(See Hadith No. 234, Vol. 1) 

2.578: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

I took 'Abdullah bin Abu Talha to Allah's Apostle to perform Tahnik for him. (Tahnik 

was a custom among the Muslims that whenever a child was born they used to take it to 

the Prophet who would chew a piece of date and put a part of its juice in the child's 

mouth). I saw the Prophet and he had an instrument for branding in his hands and was 

branding the camels of Zakat. 

2.579: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle enjoined the payment of one Sa' of dates or one Sa' of barley as Zakat-ul- 

Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be 

paid before the people went out to offer the Td prayer. (One Sa' = 3 Kilograms approx.) 

2.580: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle made it incumbent on all the slave or free Muslims, male or female, to 

pay one Sa' of dates or barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr. 

2.581: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

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2.582: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

We used to give one Sa' of meal or one Sa' of barley or one Sa' of dates, or one Sa' of 
cottage cheese or one Sa' of Raisins (dried grapes) as Zakat-ul-Fitr. 
2.583: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

The Prophet ordered (Muslims) to give one Sa' of dates or one Sa' of barley as Zakat-ul- 
Fitr. The people rewarded two Mudds of wheat as equal to that. 
2.584: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

In the lifetime of the Prophet we used to give one Sa' of food or one Sa' of dates or one 
Sa' of barley or one Sa' of Raisins (dried grapes) as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr. And when Muawiya 
became the Caliph and the wheat was (available in abundance) he said, "I think (observe) 
that one Mudd (of wheat) equals two Mudds (of any of the above mentioned things). 
2.585: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet ordered the people to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before going to the Td prayer. 
2.586: 

Narrated Abu SaTd Al-Khudri: 

In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle , we used to give one Sa' of food (edible things) as 
Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (to the poor). Our food used to be either of barley, raisins (dried grapes), 
cottage cheese or dates. 
2.587: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet made incumbent on every male or female, free man or 
slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (or said Sadaqa- 
Ramadan)." The people then substituted half Sa' of wheat for that. Ibn 'Umar used to give 
dates (as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr). Once there was scarcity of dates in Medina and Ibn 'Umar gave 
barley. And Ibn 'Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr for every young and old person. He 
even used to give on behalf of my children. Ibn 'Umar used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr to 
those who had been officially appointed for its collection. People used to give Sadaqat-ul- 
Fitr (even) a day or two before the Td. 
2.588: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle has made Sadaqat-ul-Fitr obligatory, (and it was), either one Sa' of barley 
or one Sa' of dates (and its payment was obligatory) on young and old people, and on free 
men as well as on slaves. 
2.589: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas : 

Al-Fadl (his brother) was riding behind Allah's Apostle and a woman from the tribe of 
Khath'am came and Al-Fadl started looking at her and she started looking at him. The 
Prophet turned Al-Fadl's face to the other side. The woman said, "O Allah's Apostle! The 
obligation of Hajj enjoined by Allah on His devotees has become due on my father and he 
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The Prophet replied, "Yes, you may." That happened during the Hajj-al-Wida (of the 

Prophet ). 

2.590: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I saw that Allah's Apostle used to ride on his Mount at Dhul Hulaifa and used to start 

saying, "Labbaik" when the Mount stood upright. 

2.591: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

that Allah's Apostle started saying, "Labbaik" from Dhul-Hulaifa when his Mount stood 

upright carrying him . 

2.592: 

Narrated Thumama bin "Abdullah bin Anas: 

Anas performed the Hajj on a packsaddle and he was not a miser. Anas said, "Allah's 

Apostle 

performed Hajj on a packsaddle and the same Mount was carrying his baggage too." 

2.593: 

Narrated Al-Qasim bin Muhammad: 

"Aisha said, "O Allah's Apostle! You performed 'Umra but I did not." He said, "O 

"Abdur-Rahman! Go along with your sister and let her perform "Umra from Tan'im." 

"Abdur-Rahman made her ride over the packsaddle of a she-camel and she performed 

"Umra. 

2.594: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet was asked, "Which is the best deed?" He said, "To believe in Allah and His 

Apostle." He was then asked, "Which is the next (in goodness)?" He said, "To participate 

in Jihad in Allah's Cause." He was then asked, "Which is the next?" He said, "To perform 

Hajj-Mabrur. " 

2.595: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the mother of the faithful believers) I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We consider Jihad as the 

best deed." The Prophet said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur. " 

2.596: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever performs Hajj for Allah's pleasure and does not 

have sexual relations with his wife, and does not do evil or sins then he will return (after 

Hajj free from all sins) as if he were born anew." 

2.597: 

Narrated Zaid bin Jubair: 

I went to visit "Abdullah bin "Umar at his house which contained many tents made of 

cotton cloth and these were encircled with Suradik (part of the tent). I asked him from 

where, should one assume Ihram for Umra. He said, "Allah's Apostle had fixed as Miqat 

(singular of Mawaqit) Qarn for the people of Najd, Dhul-Hulaifa for the people of 

Medina, and Al-Juhfa for the people of Sham." 

2.598: 

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The people of Yemen used to come for Hajj and used not to bring enough provisions with 

them and used to say that they depend on Allah. On their arrival in Medina they used to 

beg the people, and so Allah revealed, 'And take a provision (with you) for the journey, 

but the best provision is the fear of Allah." (2.197). 

2.599: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) made Dhul-Huiaifa as the Miqat for the people of Medina; Al- 

Juhfa for the people of Sham; Qarn-al-Manazil for the people of Najd; and Yalamlam for 

the people of Yemen; and these Mawaqit are for the people at those very places, and 

besides them for those who come thorough those places with the intention of performing 

Hajj and "Umra; and whoever is living within these boundaries can assume lhram from 

the place he starts, and the people of Mecca can assume lhram from Mecca. 

2.600: 

Narrated Naff : 

"Abdullah bin "Umar said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'The people of Medina should assume 

lhram from Dhul-Hulaifa; the people of Sham from Al-Juhfa; and the people of Najd 

from Qarn." And "Abdullah added, "I was informed that Allah's Apostle had said, 'The 

people of Yemen should assume lhram from Yalamlam.' " 

2.601: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas : 

Allah's Apostle had fixed Dhul Hulaifa as the Miqat for the people of Medina; Al-Juhfa 

for the people of Sham; and Qarn Ul-Manazil for the people of Najd; and Yalamlam for 

the people of Yemen. So, these (above mentioned) are the Mawaqit for all those living at 

those places, and besides them for those who come through those places with the 

intention of performing Hajj and "Umra and whoever lives within these places should 

assume lhram from his dwelling place, and similarly the people of Mecca can assume 

lhram from Mecca. 

2.602: 

Narrated Salim from his father who said,: 

"The Prophet had fixed the Mawaqit as follows: (No. 603) 

2.603: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah from his father: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The Miqat for the people of Medina is Dhul-Hulaifa; for 

the people of Sham is Mahita; (i.e. Al-Juhfa); and for the people of Najd is Qarn. And 

said Ibn "Umar, "They claim, but I did not hear personally, that the Prophet said, "The 

Miqat for the people of Yemen is Yalamlam." 

2.604: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet fixed Dhul-Hulaifa as the Miqat for the people of Medina, Al-Juhfa, for the 

people of Sham, Yalamlam for the people of Yemen, and Qarn for the people of Najd. 

And these Mawaqit are for those living at those very places, and besides them for those 

who come through those places with the intention of performing Hajj and Umra; and 

whoever is living inside these places can assume lhram from his own dwelling place, and 

the people of Mecca can assume lhram from Mecca. 

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Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) fixed Dhul-Hulaifa as the Miqat for the people of Medina, Al-Juhfa 

for the people of Sham, Qarn-al-Manazil for the people of Najd, and Yalamlam for the 

people of Yemen; and these Mawaqit are for those living at those very places, and besides 

them for those whom come through them with the intention of performing Hajj and 

Umra; and whoever is living within these Mawaqit should assume lhram from where he 

starts, and the people of Mecca can assume lhram from Mecca. 

2.606: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

When these two towns (Basra and Kufa) were captured, the people went to 'Umar and 

said, "O the Chief of the faithful believers! The Prophet fixed Qarn as the Miqat for the 

people of Najd, it is beyond our way and it is difficult for us to pass through it." He said, 

"Take as your Miqat a place situated opposite to Qarn on your usual way. So, he fixed 

Dhatu-Irq (as their Miqat)." 

2.607: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah bin 'Umar' said, "Allah's Apostle made his camel sit (i.e. he dismounted) at Al- 

Batha' in Dhul-Hulaifa and offered the prayer." 'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to do the same. 

2.608: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar : 

Allah's Apostle used to go (for Hajj) via Ash-Shajara way and return via Muarras way; 

and no doubt, whenever Allah's Apostle went to Mecca, he used to offer the prayer in the 

Mosque of Ash-Shajara; and on his return, he used to offer the prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa in 

the middle of the valley, and pass the night there till morning. 

2.609: 

Narrated 'Umar: 

In the valley of Al-'Aqiq I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "To night a messenger came to 

me from my Lord and asked me to pray in this blessed valley and to assume lhram for 

Hajj and 'Umra together. " 

2.610: 

Narrated Musa bin 'Uqba: 

Salim bin 'Abdullah's father said, "The Prophet said that while resting in the bottom of 

the valley at Muarras in Dhul-Hulaifa, he had been addressed in a dream: 'You are verily 

in a blessed valley.' " Salim made us to dismount from our camels at the place where 

'Abdullah used to dismount, aiming at the place where Allah's Apostle had rested and it 

was below the Mosque situated in the middle of the valley in between them (the 

residence) and the road. 

2.611: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Jubair: 

Ibn 'Umar used to oil his hair. I told that to Ibrahim who said, "What do you think about 

this statement: Narrated Aswad from 'Aisha: As if I were now observing the glitter of the 

scent in the parting of the hair of the Prophet while he was Muhrim?" 

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(the wife of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) I used to scent Allah's Apostle when he wanted to 

assume Ihram and also on finishing Ihram before the Tawaf round the Ka'ba (Tawaf-al- 

ifada). 

2.613: 

Narrated Salim from his father: 

I heard that Allah's Apostle assumed Ihram with his hair matted together. 

2.614: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah : 

I heard my father saying, "Never did Allah's Apostle assume Ihram except at the Mosque, 

that is, at the Mosque of Dhul-Hulaifa. 

2.615: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

A man asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What kind of clothes should a Muhrim wear?" Allah's 

Apostle replied, "He should not wear a shirt, a turban, trousers, a headcloak or leather 

socks except if he can find no slippers, he then may wear leather socks after cutting off 

what might cover the ankles. And he should not wear clothes which are scented with 

saffron or Wars (kinds of Perfumes) . " 

2.616: 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah: 

Ibn 'Abbas' said, "Usama rode behind Allah's Apostle from 'Arafat to Al-Muzdalifa; and 

then Al-Fadl rode behind Allah's Apostle from Al-Muzdalifa to Mina." Ibn 'Abbas added, 

"Both of them said, 'The Prophet kept on reciting Talbiya till he did the Rami of Jamrat- 

Al-'Aqaba.' " 

2.617: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

The Prophet with his companions started from Medina after combing and oiling his hair 

and putting on two sheets of Ihram (upper body cover and waist cover). He did not forbid 

anyone to wear any kind of sheets except the ones colored with saffron because they may 

leave the scent on the skin. And so in the early morning, the Prophet mounted his Mount 

while in Dhul-Hulaifa and set out till they reached Baida', where he and his companions 

recited Talbiya, and then they did the ceremony of Taqlid (which means to put the 

colored garlands around the necks of the Budn (camels for sacrifice). And all that 

happened on the 25th of Dhul-Qa'da. And when he reached Mecca on the 4th of Dhul- 

Hijja he performed the Tawaf round the Ka'ba and performed the Tawaf between Safa 

and Marwa. And as he had a Badana and had garlanded it, he did not finish his Ihram. He 

proceeded towards the highest places of Mecca near Al-Hujun and he was assuming the 

Ihram for Hajj and did not go near the Ka'ba after he performed Tawaf (round it) till he 

returned from 'Arafat. Then he ordered his companions to perform the Tawaf round the 

Ka'ba and then the Tawaf of Safa and Marwa, and to cut short the hair of their heads and 

to finish their Ihram. And that was only for those people who had not garlanded Budn. 

Those who had their wives with them were permitted to contact them (have sexual 

intercourse), and similarly perfume and (ordinary) clothes were permissible for them. 

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The Prophet offered four rak'at in Medina and then two rak'at at Dhul Hulaifa and then 

passed the night at Dhul-Hulaifa till it was morning and when he mounted his Mount and 

it stood up, he started to recite Talbiya. 

2.619: 

Narrated Abu Qilaba: 

Anas bin Malik said, "The Prophet offered four rak'at of the Zuhr prayer in Medina and 

two rak'at of 'Asr prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa." I think that the Prophet passed the night there 

till morning. 

2.620: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet offered four rak'at of the Zuhr prayer in Medina and two rak'at of the x Asr 

prayer in Dhul-Hulaifa and I heard them (the companions of the Prophet) reciting Talbiya 

together loudly to the extent of shouting. 

2.621: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

The Talbiya of Allah's Apostle was : 'Labbaika Allahumma labbaik, Labbaika la sharika 

Laka labbaik, Inna-1-hamda wan-ni'mata Laka walmulk, La sharika Laka' (I respond to 

Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no 

partner, I respond to Your call All the praises and blessings are for You, All the 

sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you. 

2.622: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I know how the Prophet used to say (Talbiya) and it was: 'Labbaika Allahumma Labbaik, 

Labbaika la sharika Laka labbaik, Inna-1-hamda wan-ni'mata Laka walmu Lk, La sharika 

Laka'. 

2.623: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle offered four rak'at of Zuhr prayer at Medina and we were in his company, 

and two rak'at of the "Asr prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa and then passed the night there till it 

was dawn; then he rode, and when he reached Al-Baida', he praised and glorified Allah 

and said Takbir (i.e. Al hamdu-li 1-lah and Subhanallah(l) and Allahu-Akbar). Then he 

and the people along with him recited Talbiya with the intention of performing Hajj and 

Umra. When we reached (Mecca) he ordered us to finish the lhram (after performing the 

Umra) (only those who had no Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with them were asked to do so) 

till the day of Tarwiya that is 8th Dhul-Hijja when they assumed lhram for Hajj. The 

Prophet sacrificed many camels (slaughtering them) with his own hands while standing. 

While Allah's Apostle was in Medina he sacrificed two horned rams black and white in 

color in the Name of Allah." 

2.624: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) recited Talbiya when he had mounted his Mount and was ready to 

set out. 

2.625: 

Narrated Naff : 



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Whenever Ibn 'Umar intended to go to Mecca he used to oil himself with a sort of oil that 

had no pleasant smell, then he would go to the Mosque of Al-Hulaita and offer the prayer, 

and then ride. When he mounted well on his Mount and the Mount stood up straight, he 

would proclaim the intention of assuming Ihram, and he used to say that he had seen the 

Prophet doing the same. 

2.626: 

Narrated Mujahid: 

I was in the company of Ibn 'Abbas and the people talked about Ad-Dajjal and said, "Ad- 

Dajjal will come with the word Kafir (non-believer) written in between his eyes." On that 

Ibn 'Abbas said, "I have not heard this from the Prophet but I heard him saying, As if I 

saw Moses just now entering the valley reciting Talbyia. ' " 

2.627: 

Narrated Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj and we 

assumed Ihram for Umra. The Prophet then said, "Whoever has the Hadi with him should 

assume Ihram for Hajj along with 'Umra and should not finish the Ihram till he finishes 

both." I was menstruating when I reached Mecca, and so I neither did Tawaf round the 

Ka'ba nor Tawaf between Safa and Marwa. I complained about that to the Prophet on 

which he replied, "Undo and comb your head hair, and assume Ihram for Hajj (only) and 

leave the Umra." So, I did so. When we had performed the Hajj, the Prophet sent me with 

my brother 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr to Tan'im. So I performed the 'Umra. The 

Prophet said to me, "This 'Umra is instead of your missed one." Those who had assumed 

Ihram for 'Umra (Hajj-atTamattu) performed Tawaf round the Ka'ba and between Safa 

and Marwa and then finished their Ihram. After returning from Mina, they performed 

another Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa). Those who had assumed Ihram for Hajj and 

'Umra together (Hajj-al-Qiran) performed only one Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa). 

2.628: 

Narrated Ata: 

Jabir said, "The Prophet ordered 'Ali to keep on assuming his Ihram." The narrator then 

informed about the narration of Suraqa. 

2.629: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

'Ali came to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) from Yemen (to Mecca). The Prophet asked 'Ali, 

"With what intention have you assumed Ihram?" 'Ali replied, "I have assumed Ihram with 

the same intention as that of the Prophet." The Prophet said, "If I had not the Hadi with 

me I would have finished the Ihram." Muhammad bin Bakr narrated extra from Ibn Juraij, 

"The Prophet said to 'Ali, "With what intention have you assumed the Ihram, O 'Ali?" He 

replied, "With the same (intention) as that of the Prophet." The Prophet said, "Have a 

Hadi and keep your Ihram as it is." 

2.630: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet sent me to some people in Yemen and when I returned, I found him at Al- 

Batha. He asked me, "With what intention have you assumed Ihram (i.e. for Hajj or for 

Umra or for both?") I replied, "I have assumed Ihram with an intention like that of the 

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me to perform Tawaf round the Ka'ba and between Safa and Marwa and then to finish my 
Ihram. I did so and went to a woman from my tribe who combed my hair or washed my 
head. Then, when 'Umar came (i.e. became Caliph) he said, "If we follow Allah's Book, it 
orders us to complete Hajj and Umra; as Allah says: "Perform the Hajj and Umra for 
Allah." (2.196). And if we follow the tradition of the Prophet who did not finish his Ihram 
till he sacrificed his Hadi." 
2.631: 

Narrated Al-Qasim bin Muhammad: 

' Aisha said, "We set out with Allah's Apostles in the months of Hajj, and (in) the nights 
of Hajj, and at the time and places of Hajj and in a state of Hajj. We dismounted at Sarif 
(a village six miles from Mecca). The Prophet then addressed his companions and said, 
"Anyone who has not got the Hadi and likes to do Umra instead of Hajj may do so (i.e. 
Hajj-al-Tamattu') and anyone who has got the Hadi should not finish the Ihram after 
performing ' 'Umra). (i.e. Hajj-al-Qiran). Aisha added, "The companions of the Prophet 
obeyed the above (order) and some of them (i.e. who did not have Hadi) finished their 
Ihram after Umra." Allah's Apostle and some of his companions were resourceful and had 
the Hadi with them, they could not perform Umra (alone) (but had to perform both Hajj 
and Umra with one Ihram). Aisha added, "Allah's Apostle came to me and saw me 
weeping and said, "What makes you weep, O Hantah?" I replied, "I have heard your 
conversation with your companions and I cannot perform the Umra." He asked, "What is 
wrong with you?' I replied, ' I do not offer the prayers (i.e. I have my menses).' He said, ' 
It will not harm you for you are one of the daughters of Adam, and Allah has written for 
you (this state) as He has written it for them. Keep on with your intentions for Hajj and 
Allah may reward you that." Aisha further added, "Then we proceeded for Hajj till we 
reached Mina and I became clean from my menses. 

Then I went out from Mina and performed Tawaf round the Ka'ba." Aisha added, "I went 
along with the Prophet in his final departure (from Hajj) till he dismounted at Al- 
Muhassab (a valley outside Mecca), and we too, dismounted with him." He called ' 
'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr and said to him, ' Take your sister outside the sanctuary of 
Mecca and let her assume Ihram for ' "Umra, and when you had finished ' 'Umra, return to 
this place and I will wait for you both till you both return to me.' " ' Aisha added, " So we 
went out of the sanctuary of Mecca and after finishing from the ' 'Umra and the Tawaf we 
returned to the Prophet at dawn. He said, 'Have you performed the ' 'Umra?' We replied 
in the affirmative. So he announced the departure amongst his companions and the people 
set out for the journey, and the Prophet: too left for Medina." 
2.632: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

' Aisha said, We went out with the Prophet (from Medina) with the intention of 
performing Hajj only and when we reached Mecca we performed Tawaf round the Ka'ba 
and then the Prophet ordered those who had not driven the Hadi along with them to finish 
their Ihram. So the people who had not driven the Hadi along with them finished their 
Ihram. The Prophet's wives, too, had not driven the Hadi with them, so they too, finished 
their Ihram." 'Aisha added, "I got my menses and could not perform Tawaf round the 
Ka'ba." So when it was the night of Hasba (i.e. when we stopped at Al-Muhassab), I said, 
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returning after performing Hajj only.' He said, 'Didn't you perform Tawaf round the Ka'ba 

the night we reached Mecca?' I replied in the negative. He said, 'Go with your brother to 

Tan'im and assume the Ihram for 'Umra, (and after performing it) come back to such and 

such a place.' On that Safiya said, 'I feel that I will detain you all.' The Prophet said, 'O 

'Aqra Halqa! Didn't you perform Tawaf of the Ka'ba on the day of sacrifice? (i.e. Tawaf- 

al-ifada) Safiya replied in the affirmative. He said, (to Safiya). 'There is no harm for you 

to proceed on with us.' " " Aisha added, "(after returning from "Umra), the Prophet met me 

while he was ascending (from Mecca) and I was descending to it, or I was ascending and 

he was descending." 

2.633: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We set out with Allah's Apostles (to Mecca) in the year of the Prophet's Last Hajj. Some 

of us had assumed Ihram for 'Umra only, some for both Hajj and 'Umra, and others for 

Hajj only. Allah's Apostle assumed Ihram for Hajj. So whoever had assumed Ihram for 

Hajj or for both Hajj and 'Umra did not finish the Ihram till the day of sacrifice. (See 

Hadith No. 631, 636, and 639). 

2.634: 

Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakam: 

I saw "Uthman and 'Ali. 'Uthman used to forbid people to perform Hajj-at-Tamathf and 

Hajj-al-Qiran (Hajj and 'Umra together), and when 'Ali saw (this act of "Uthman), he 

assumed Ihram for Hajj and 'Umra together saying, "Lubbaik for "Umra and Hajj," and 

said, "I will not leave the tradition of the Prophet on the saying of somebody." 

2.635: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The people (of the Pre-Islamic Period) used to think that to perform 'Umra during the 

months of Hajj was one of the major sins on earth. And also used to consider the month 

of Safar as a forbidden (i.e. sacred) month and they used to say, "When the wounds of the 

camel's back heal up (after they return from Hajj) and the signs of those wounds vanish 

and the month of Safar passes away then (at that time) 'Umra is permissible for the one 

who wishes to perform it." In the morning of the 4th of Dhul-Hijja, the Prophet and his 

companions reached Mecca, assuming Ihram for Hajj and he ordered his companions to 

make their intentions of the Ihram for 'Umra only (instead of Hajj) so they considered his 

order as something great and were puzzled, and said, "O Allah's Apostle! What kind (of 

finishing) of Ihram is allowed?" The Prophet replied, "Finish the Ihram completely like a 

non-Muhrim (you are allowed everything)." 

2.636: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

came to the Prophet (from Yemen and was assuming Ihram for Hajj) and he ordered me 

to finish the Ihram (after performing the "Umra). 

2.637: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Hafsa the wife of the Prophet said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have the people finished 

their Ihram after performing 'Umra but you have not finished your Ihram after performing 

'Umra?" He replied, "I have matted my hair and garlanded my Hadi. So I will not finish 

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2.638: 

Narrated Shu'ba: 

Abu Jamra Nasr bin Tmran Ad-Duba'i said, "I intended to perform Hajj-at-Tamattu' and 

the people advised me not to do so. I asked Ibn 'Abbas regarding it and he ordered me to 

perform Hajj-at-Tammatu'. Later I saw in a dream someone saying to me, 'Hajj-Mabrur 

(Hajj performed in accordance with the Prophet's tradition without committing sins and 

accepted by Allah) and an accepted 'Umra.' So I told that dream to Ibn 'Abbas. He said, 

'This is the tradition of Abul-Qasim.' Then he said to me, 'Stay with me and I shall give 

you a portion of my property.' " I (Shu'ba) asked, "Why (did he invite you)?" He (Abu 

Jamra) said, "Because of the dream which I had seen." 

2.639: 

Narrated Abu Shihab: 

I left for Mecca for Hajj-at-Tamattu' assuming Ihram for 'Umra. I reached Mecca three 

days before the day of Tarwiya (8th Dhul-Hijja). Some people of Mecca said to me, 

"Your Hajj will be like the Hajj performed by the people of Mecca (i.e. you will lose the 

superiority of assuming Ihram from the Miqat). So I went to 'Ata' asking him his view 

about it. He said, "Jabir bin 'Abdullah narrated to me, 'I performed Hajj with Allah's 

Apostle on the day when he drove camels with him. The people had assumed Ihram for 

Hajj-al-Ifrad. The Prophet ordered them to finish their Ihram after Tawaf round the 

Ka'ba, and between Safa and Marwa and to cut short their hair and then to stay there (in 

Mecca) as non-Muhrims till the day of Tarwiya (i.e. 8th of Dhul-Hijja) when they would 

assume Ihram for Hajj and they were ordered to make the Ihram with which they had 

come as for 'Umra only. They asked, 'How can we make it 'Umra (Tamattu') as we have 

intended to perform Hajj?' The Prophet said, 'Do what I have ordered you. Had I not 

brought the Hadi with me, I would have done the same, but I cannot finish my Ihram till 

the Hadi reaches its destination (i.e. is slaughtered).' So, they did (what he ordered them 

to do)." 

2.640: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Musaiyab: 

'Ali and 'Uthman differed regarding Hajj-at-Tamattu' while they were at 'Usfan (a 

familiar place near Mecca). 'Ali said, "I see you want to forbid people to do a thing that 

the Prophet did?" When 'Ali saw that, he assumed Ihram for both Hajj and 'Umra. 

2.641: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah : 

We came with Allah's Apostle (to Mecca) and we were saying: 'Labbaika Allahumma 

Labbaik for Hajj. Allah's Apostle ordered us to perform 'Umra with that Ihram (instead 

of Hajj). 

2.642: 

Narrated Tmran: 

We performed Hajj-at-Tamattu' in the lifetime of Allah's Apostle and then the Qur'an was 

revealed (regarding Hajj-at-Tamattu') and somebody said what he wished (regarding 

Hajj-at-Tamattu') according his own opinion. 

2.643: 

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On reaching the sanctuary of Mecca, Ibn 'Umar used to stop, reciting Talbiya and then he 

would pass the night at Dhi-Tuwa and then offer the Fajr prayer and take a bath. He used 

to say that the Prophet used to do the same. 

2.644: 

Narrated Naff : 

' Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet passed the night at Dhi-Tuwa till it was dawn and then he 

entered Mecca." Ibn 'Umar used to do the same. 

2.645: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle used to enter Mecca from the high Thaniya and used to leave Mecca from 

the low Thaniya. 

2.646: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle entered Mecca from Kada' from the highest Thaniya which is at Al-Batha' 

and used to leave Mecca from the low Thaniya. 

2.647: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

When the Prophet came to Mecca he entered from its higher side and left from its lower 

side. 

2.648: 

Narrated 'Aisha': 

In the year of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet entered Mecca from Kada' and left 

Mecca from Kuda, from the higher part of Mecca. 

2.649: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

In the year of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet entered Mecca from Kada' at the higher 

place of Mecca. (Hisham, a sub-narrator said, " 'Urwa used to enter (Mecca) from both 

Kada' and Kuda and he often entered through Kada' which was nearer to his dwelling 

place.)" 

2.650: 

Narrated Hisham: 

'Urwa said, "The Prophet entered Mecca in the year of the conquest of Mecca from the 

side of Kada' which is at the higher part of Mecca." "Urwa often entered from Kada' 

which was nearer of the two to his dwelling place. 

2.651: 

Narrated Hisham from his father : 

In the year of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet entered Mecca from the side of Kada. 

'Urwa used to enter through both places and he often entered through Kada' which was 

nearer of the two to his dwelling place. 

2.652: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

When the Ka'ba was built, the Prophet and 'Abbas went to bring stones (for its 

construction). Al 'Abbas said to the Prophet, "Take off your waist sheet and put it on your 

neck." (When the Prophet took it off) he fell on the ground with his eyes open towards the 

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2.653: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) that Allah's Apostle said to her, "Do you know that when your 
people (Quraish) rebuilt the Ka'ba, they decreased it from its original foundation laid by 
Abraham?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why don't you rebuild it on its original foundation 
laid by Abraham?" He replied, "Were it not for the fact that your people are close to the 
Pre-Islamic Period of ignorance (i.e. they have recently become Muslims) I would have 
done so." The sub-narrator, 'Abdullah (bin 'Umar ) stated: 'Aisha 'must have heard this 
from Allah's Apostle for in my opinion Allah's Apostle had not placed his hand over the 
two corners of the Ka'ba opposite Al-Hijr only because the Ka'ba was not rebuilt on its 
original foundations laid by Abraham. 
2.654: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I asked the Prophet whether the round wall (near Ka'ba) was part of the Ka'ba. The 
Prophet replied in the affirmative. I further said, "What is wrong with them, why have 
they not included it in the building of the Ka'ba?" He said, "Don't you see that your 
people (Quraish) ran short of money (so they could not include it inside the building of 
Ka'ba)?" I asked, "What about its gate? Why is it so high?" He replied, "Your people did 
this so as to admit into it whomever they liked and prevent whomever they liked. Were 
your people not close to the Pre-Islamic Period of ignorance (i.e. they have recently 
embraced Islam) and were I not afraid that they would dislike it, surely I would have 
included the (area of the) wall inside the building of the Ka'ba and I would have lowered 
its gate to the level of the ground." 
2.655: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said to me, "Were your people not close to the Pre-Islamic period of 
ignorance, I would have demolished the Ka'ba and would have rebuilt it on its original 
foundations laid by Abraham (for Quraish had curtailed its building), and I would have 
built a back door (too)." 
2.656: 

Narrated Yazid bin Ruman from 'Urwa: 

'Aisha said that the Prophet said to her, "O Aisha! Were your nation not close to the Pre- 
Islamic Period of Ignorance, I would have had the Ka'ba demolished and would have 
included in it the portion which had been left, and would have made it at a level with the 
ground and would have made two doors for it, one towards the east and the other towards 
the west, and then by doing this it would have been built on the foundations laid by 
Abraham." That was what urged Ibn-Az-Zubair to demolish the Ka'ba. Jazz said, "I saw 
Ibn-Az-Zubair when he demolished and rebuilt the Ka'ba and included in it a portion of 
Al-Hijr (the unroofed portion of Ka'ba which is at present in the form of a compound 
towards the northwest of the Ka'ba). I saw the original foundations of Abraham which 
were of stones resembling the humps of camels." So Jarir asked Yazid, "Where was the 
place of those stones?" Jazz said, "I will just now show it to you." So Jarir accompanied 
Yazid and entered Al-Hijr, and Jazz pointed to a place and said, "Here it is." Jarir said, "It 
appeared to me about six cubits from Al-Hijr or so." 
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Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

On the Day of the Conquest of Mecca, Allah's Apostle said, "Allah has made this town a 

sanctuary. Its thorny bushes should not be cut, its game should not be chased, and its 

fallen things should not be picked up except by one who would announce it publicly." 

2.658: 

Narrated 'Usama bin Zaid: 

I asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Where will you stay in Mecca? Will you stay in your house 

in Mecca?" He replied, "Has 'Aqil left any property or house?" 'Aqil along with Talib 

had inherited the property of Abu Talib. Jafar and 'Ali did not inherit anything as they 

were Muslims and the other two were non-believers. 'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to say, 

"A believer cannot inherit (anything from an) infidel." Ibn Shihab, (a sub-narrator) said, 

"They ("Umar and others) derived the above verdict from Allah's Statement: "Verily! 

those who believed and Emigrated and strove with their life And property in Allah's 

Cause, And those who helped (the emigrants) And gave them their places to live in, 

These are (all) allies to one another." (8.72) 

2.659: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

When Allah's Apostle intended to enter Mecca he said, "Our destination tomorrow, if 

Allah wished, will be Khaif Bani Kinana where (the pagans) had taken the oath of Kufr." 

(Against the Prophet i.e. to be loyal to heathenism by boycotting Bani Hashim, the 

Prophets folk) (See Hadith No. 221 Vol. 5) 

2.660: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

On the Day of Nahr at Mina, the Prophet said, "Tomorrow we shall stay at Khaif Bani 

Kinana where the pagans had taken the oath of Kufr (heathenism)." He meant (by that 

place) Al-Muhassab where the Quraish tribe and Bani Kinana concluded a contract 

against Bani Hashim and Bani "Abdul-Muttalib or Bani Al-Muttalib that they would not 

intermarry with them or deal with them in business until they handed over the Prophet to 

them. 

2.661: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet;; said, "Dhus-Suwaiqa-tain (literally: One with two lean legs) from Ethiopia 

will demolish the Ka'ba." 

2.662: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The people used to fast on Ashura (the tenth day of the month of Muharram) before the 

fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory. And on that day the Ka'ba used to be covered 

with a cover. When Allah made the fasting of the month of Ramadan compulsory, Allah's 

Apostle said, "Whoever wishes to fast (on the day of Ashura') may do so; and whoever 

wishes to leave it can do so." 

2.663: 

Narrated Abu SaMd Al-Khudri: 

The Prophet said "The people will continue performing the Hajj and 'Umra to the Ka'ba 

even after the appearance of Gog and Magog." 

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The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (to the Ka'ba) is 

abandoned. 

2.664: 

Narrated Abu Wail: 

(One day) I sat along with Shaiba on the chair inside the Ka'ba. He (Shaiba) said, "No 

doubt, 'Umar sat at this place and said, 'I intended not to leave any yellow (i.e. gold) or 

white (i.e. silver) (inside the Ka'ba) undistributed.' I said (to 'Umar), 'But your two 

companions (i.e. The Prophet and Abu Bakr) did not do so.' 'Umar said, They are the two 

persons whom I always follow.' " 

2.665: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "As if I were looking at him, a black person with thin legs plucking the 

stones of the Ka'ba one after another. " 

2.666: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Dhus-Suwaiqatain (the thin legged man) from Ethiopia will 

demolish the Ka'ba." 

2.667: 

Narrated 'Abis bin Rabi'a: 

'Umar came near the Black Stone and kissed it and said "No doubt, I know that you are a 

stone and can neither benefit anyone nor harm anyone. Had I not seen Allah's Apostle 

kissing you I would not have kissed you." 

2.668: 

Narrated Salim that his father said, 

"Allah's Apostle, Usama bin Zaid, Bilal, and 'Uthman bin abu Talha entered the Ka'ba 

and then closed its door. When they opened the door I was the first person to enter (the 

Ka'ba). I met Bilal and asked him, "Did Allah's Apostle offer a prayer inside (the 

Ka'ba)?" Bilal replied in the affirmative and said, "(The Prophet offered the prayer) in 

between the two right pillars." 

2.669: 

Narrated Naff : 

Whenever Ibn 'Umar entered the Ka'ba he used to walk straight keeping the door at his 

back on entering, and used to proceed on till about three cubits from the wall in front of 

him, and then he would offer the prayer there aiming at the place where Allah's Apostle 

prayed, as Bilal had told him. There is no harm for any person to offer the prayer at any 

place inside the Ka'ba. 

2.670: 

Narrated Isma'li bin Abu Khalid: 

'Abdullah bin Abu "Aufa said, "Allah's Apostle performed the 'Umra. He performed 

Tawaf of the Ka'ba and offered two rak'at behind the Maqam (Abraham's place) and was 

accompanied by those who were screening him from the people." Somebody asked 

'Abdullah, "Did Allah's Apostle enter the Ka'ba?" 'Abdullah replied in the negative. 

2.671: 

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When Allah's Apostle came to Mecca, he refused to enter the Ka"ba with idols in it. He 

ordered (idols to be taken out). So they were taken out. The people took out the pictures 

of Abraham and Ishmael holding Azlams in their hands. Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah 

curse these people. By Allah, both Abraham and Ishmael never did the game of chance 

with Azlams." Then he entered the Ka"ba and said Takbir at its corners but did not offer 

the prayer in it. 

2.672: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When Allah's Apostle and his companions came to Mecca, the pagans circulated the news 

that a group of people were coming to them and they had been weakened by the Fever of 

Yathrib (Medina). So the Prophet ordered his companions to do Ramal in the first three 

rounds of Tawaf of the Ka"ba and to walk between the two corners (The Black Stone and 

Yemenite corner). The Prophet did not order them to do Ramal in all the rounds of Tawaf 

out of pity for them. 

2.673: 

Narrated Salim that his father said: 

I saw Allah's Apostle arriving at Mecca; he kissed the Black Stone Corner first while 

doing Tawaf and did ramal in the first three rounds of the seven rounds (of Tawaf). 

2.674: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar : 

The Prophet did Ramal in (first) three rounds (of Tawaf), and walked in the remaining 

four, in Hajj and Umra. 

2.675: 

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father who said: 

""Umar bin Al-Khattab addressed the Corner (Black Stone) saying, 'By Allah! I know that 

you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet touching 

(and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you.' Then he kissed it and 

said, 'There is no reason for us to do Ramal (in Tawaf) except that we wanted to show off 

before the pagans, and now Allah has destroyed them.' "Umar added, '(Nevertheless), the 

Prophet did that and we do not want to leave it (i.e. Ramal).' 

2.676: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar. said, "I have never missed the touching of these two stones of Ka"ba (the 

Black Stone and the Yemenite Corner) both in the presence and the absence of crowds, 

since I saw the Prophet touching them." I asked Naff: "Did Ibn "Umar use to walk 

between the two Corners?" Naff replied, "He used to walk in order that it might be easy 

for him to touch it (the Corner Stone)." 

2.677: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas.: 

In his Last Hajj the Prophet performed Tawaf of the Ka"ba riding a camel and pointed a 

bent-headed stick towards the Corner (Black Stone). 

2.678: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah that his father said: 

"I have not seen the Prophet touching except the two Yemenite Corners (i.e. the ones 

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2.679: 

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam that his father said: 

"I saw "Umar bin Al-Khattab kissing the Black Stone and he then said, (to it) 'Had I not 

seen Allah's Apostle kissing you, (stone) I would not have kissed you.' " 

2.680: 

Narrated Az-Zubair bin Arabi: 

A man asked Ibn 'Umar about the touching of the Black Stone. Ibn 'Umar said, "I saw 

Allah's Apostle touching and kissing it." The questioner said, "But if there were a throng 

(much rush) round the Ka'ba and the people overpowered me, (what would I do?)" He 

replied angrily, "Stay in Yemen (as that man was from Yemen). I saw Allah's Apostle 

touching and kissing it." 

2.681: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba while riding a camel, and whenever he came 

in front of the Corner, he pointed towards it (with something). 

2.682: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba riding a camel, and every time he came in 

front of the Corner (having the Black Stone), he pointed towards it with something he had 

with him and said Takbir. 

2.683: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

"Aisha said, "The first thing the Prophet did on reaching Mecca, was the ablution and 

then he performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and that was not "Umra (alone), (but Hajj-al- 

Qiran). "Urwa added: Later Abu Bakr and "Umar did the same in their Hajj." And I 

performed the Hajj with my father Az-Zubair, and the first thing he did was Tawaf of the 

Ka'ba. Later I saw the Muhajirin (Emigrants) and the Ansar doing the same. My mother 

(Asma') told me that she, her sister ('Aisha), Az-Zubair and such and such persons 

assumed Ihram for 'Umra, and after they passed their hands over the Black Stone Corner 

(of the Ka'ba) they finished the Ihram. (i.e. After doing Tawaf of the Ka'ba and Sa'i 

between Safa-Marwa. 

2.684: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

When Allah's Apostle performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba for Hajj or "Umra, he used to do 

Ramal during the first three rounds, and in the last four rounds he used to walk; then after 

the Tawaf he used to offer two rak'at and then performed Tawaf between Safa and 

Marwa. 

2.685: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

When the Prophet performed the Tawaf of the Ka'ba, he did Ramal during the first three 

rounds and in the last four rounds he used to walk and while doing Tawaf between Safa 

and Marwa, he used to run in the midst of the rain water passage. 

2.686: 

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(the wife of the Prophet) I informed Allah's Apostle that I was ill. So he said, "Perform 

the Tawaf while riding behind the people." I did so, and at that time the Prophet was 

praying beside the Ka'ba and reciting Surat-at-Tur. 

2.687: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

While the Prophet was performing Tawaf of the Ka'ba, he passed by a person who had 

tied his hands to another person with a rope or string or something like that. The Prophet 

cut it with his own hands and said, "Lead him by the hand." 

2.688: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet saw a man performing Tawaf of the Ka'ba tied with a string or something 

else. So the Prophet cut that string. 

2.689: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

In the year prior to the last Hajj of the Prophet when Allah's Apostle made Abu Bakr the 

leader of the pilgrims, the latter (Abu Bakr) sent me in the company of a group of people 

to make a public announcement: 'No pagan is allowed to perform Hajj after this year, and 

no naked person is allowed to perform Tawaf of the Ka'ba.' (See Hadith No. 365 Vol. 1) 

2.690: 

Narrated "Amr: 

We asked Ibn "Umar: "May a man have sexual relations with his wife during the Umra 

before performing Tawaf between Safa and Marwa?" He said, "Allah's Apostle arrived 

(in Mecca) and circumambulated the Ka'ba seven times, then offered two rak'at behind 

Maqam Ibrahim (the station of Abraham), then performed Tawaf between Safa and 

Marwa." Ibn 'Umar added, "Verily! In Allah's Apostle you have a good example." And I 

asked Jabir bin 'Abdullah (the same question), and he replied, "You should not go near 

your wives (have sexual relations) till you have finished Tawaf between Safa and Marwa. 

2.691: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet arrived at Mecca and performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and Sa'i between Safa 

and Marwa, but he did not go near the Ka'ba after his Tawaf till he returned from 'Arafat. 

2.692: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

(the wife of the Prophet) I informed Allah's Apostle (about my illness). (Through other 

sub-narrators, Um Salama narrated that when Allah's Apostle was at Mecca and had just 

decided to leave (Mecca) while she had not yet done Tawaf of the Ka'ba (and after 

listening to her). The Prophet said, "When the morning prayer is established, perform the 

Tawaf on your camel while the people are in prayer." So she did the same and did not 

offer the two rak'at of Tawaf until she came out of the Mosque. 

2.693: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet reached Mecca, circumambulated the Ka'ba seven times and then offered a 

two rak'at prayer behind Maqam Ibrahim. Then he went towards the Safa. Allah has said, 

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2.694: 

Narrated 'Urwa from Aisha: 

Some people performed Tawaf (of the Ka'ba) after the morning prayer and then sat to 

listen to a preacher till sunrise, and then they stood up for the prayer. Then Aisha 

commented, "Those people kept on sitting till it was the time in which the prayer is 

disliked and after that they stood up for the prayer." 

2.695: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

I heard the Prophet forbidding the offering of prayers at the time of sunrise and sunset. 

2.696: 

Narrated Abida bin Humaid: 

'Abdul, 'Aziz bin Rufa'i said, "I saw 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair performing Tawaf of the 

Ka'ba after the morning prayer then offering the two rak'at prayer." 'Abdul 'Aziz added, 

"I saw 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair offering a two rak'at prayer after the 'Asr prayer." He 

informed me that Aisha told him that the Prophet used to offer those two rak'at whenever 

he entered her house." 

2.697: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle performed Tawaf (of the Ka'ba) ending a camel (at that time the Prophet 

had foot injury). Whenever he came to the Corner (having the Black Stone) he would 

point out towards it with a thing in his hand and say, "Allahu-Akbar." 

2.698: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

I informed Allah's Apostle that I was sick. He said, "Perform Tawaf (of the Ka'ba) while 

riding behind the people." So, I performed the Tawaf while Allah's Apostle was offering 

the prayer beside the Ka'ba and was reciting Surat-at-Tur. 

2.699: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Al 'Abbas bin 'Abdul-Muttalib asked the permission of Allah's Apostle to let him stay in 

Mecca during the nights of Mina in order to provide the pilgrims with water to drink, so 

the Prophet permitted him. 

2.700: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle came to the drinking place and asked for water. Al-Abbas said, "O Fadl! 

Go to your mother and bring water from her for Allah's Apostle ." Allah's Apostle said, 

"Give me water to drink." Al-Abbas said, "O Allah's Apostle! The people put their hands 

in it." Allah's Apostle again said, 'Give me water to drink. So, he drank from that water 

and then went to the Zamzam (well) and there the people were offering water to the 

others and working at it (drawing water from the well). The Prophet then said to them, 

"Carry on! You are doing a good deed." Then he said, "Were I not afraid that other people 

would compete with you (in drawing water from Zamzam), I would certainly take the 

rope and put it over this (i.e. his shoulder) (to draw water)." On saying that the Prophet 

pointed to his shoulder. 

2.701: 

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I gave Zamzam water to Allah's Apostle and he drank it while standing. Asia (a sub- 
narrator) said that Tkrima took the oath that on that day the Prophet had not been standing 
but riding a camel. 
2.702: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We set out with Allah's Apostle in the year of his Last Hajj and we mended (the Ihram) 
for "Umra. Then the Prophet said, "Whoever has a Hadi with him should assume Ihram 
for both Hajj and 'Umra, and should not finish it till he performs both of the them (Hajj 
and 'Umra)." When we reached Mecca, I had my menses. When we had performed our 
Hajj, the Prophet sent me with 'Abdur-Rahman to Tan'im and I performed the 'Umra. 
The Prophet said, "This is in lieu of your missed 'Umra." Those who had assumed Ihram 
for 'Umra performed Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa) and then finished their Ihram. 
And then they performed another Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa) after returning from 
Mina. And those who had assumed Ihram for Hajj and "Umra to get her ( Hajj-Qiran ) 
performed only one Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa). 
2.703: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah bin 'Abdullah bin 'Umar and his riding animal entered the house of Ibn 'Umar. 
He (the son of Ibn 'Umar) said, "I fear that this year a battle might take place between the 
people and you might be prevented from going to the Ka'ba. I suggest that you should 
stay here." Ibn 'Umar said, "Once Allah's Apostle set out for the pilgrimage, and the 
pagans of Quraish intervened between him and the Ka'ba. So, if the people intervened 
between me and the Ka'ba, I would do the same as Allah's Apostle had done . . . "Verily, 
in Allah's Apostle you have a good example." Then he added, "I make you a witness that I 
have intended to perform Hajj along with 'Umra." After arriving at Mecca, Ibn 'Umar 
performed one Tawaf only (between Safa and Marwa). 
2.704: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar intended to perform Hajj in the year when Al-Hajjaj attacked Ibn Az-Zubair. 
Somebody said to Ibn 'Umar, "There is a danger of an impending war between them." Ibn 
'Umar said, "Verily, in Allah's Apostle you have a good example. (And if it happened as 
you say) then I would do the same as Allah's Apostle had done. I make you witness that I 
have decided to perform 'Umra." Then he set out and when he reached Al-Baida', he said, 
"The ceremonies of both Hajj and 'Umra are similar. I make you witness that I have made 
Hajj compulsory for me along with 'Umra." He drove (to Mecca) a Hadi which he had 
bought from (a place called) Qudaid and did not do more than that. He did not slaughter 
the Hadi or finish his Ihram, or shave or cut short his hair till the day of slaughtering the 
sacrifices (10th Dhul-Hijja). Then he slaughtered his Hadi and shaved his head and 
considered the first Tawaf (of Safa and Marwa) as sufficient for Hajj and 'Umra. Ibn 
'Umar said, "Allah's Apostle did the same." 
2.705: 

Narrated Muhammad bin ' Abdur-Rahman bin Nawfal Al-Qurashi: 

I asked 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair (regarding the Hajj of the Prophet ). 'Urwa replied, "Aisha 
narrated, 'When the Prophet reached Mecca, the first thing he started with was the 
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(but Hajj and 'Umra together).' " Later Abu Bakr I performed the Hajj and the first thing 
he started with was Tawaf of the Ka'ba and it was not "Umra alone (but Hajj and 'Umra 
together). And then 'Umar did the same. Then 'Uthman performed the Hajj and the first 
thing he started with was Tawaf of the Ka'ba and it was not 'Umra alone. And then 
Muawiya and "Abdullah bin 'Umar did the same. I performed Hajj with Ibn Az-Zubair 
and the first thing he started with was Tawaf of the Ka'ba and it was not 'Umra alone, 
(but Hajj and 'Umra together). Then I saw the Muhajirin (Emigrants) and Ansar doing the 
same and it was not "Umra alone. And the last person I saw doing the same was Ibn 
'Umar, and he did not do another 'Umra after finishing the first. Now here is Ibn 'Umar 
present amongst the people! They neither ask him nor anyone of the previous ones. And 
all these people, on entering Mecca, would not start with anything unless they had 
performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba, and would not finish their Ihram. And no doubt, I saw my 
mother and my aunt, on entering Mecca doing nothing before performing Tawaf of the 
Ka'ba, and they would not finish their lhram. And my mother informed me that she, her 
sister, Az-Zubair and such and such persons had assumed lhram for 'Umra and after 
passing their hands over the Corner (the Black Stone) (i.e. finishing their Umra) they 
finished their Ihram." 
2.706: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

I asked 'Aisha : "How do you interpret the statement of Allah,. : Verily! (the mountains) 
As-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the symbols of Allah, and whoever performs the Hajj 
to the Ka'ba or performs 'Umra, it is not harmful for him to perform Tawaf between them 
(Safa and Marwa.) (2.158). By Allah! (it is evident from this revelation) there is no harm 
if one does not perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa." 'Aisha said, "O, my nephew! 
Your interpretation is not true. Had this interpretation of yours been correct, the statement 
of Allah should have been, 'It is not harmful for him if he does not perform Tawaf 
between them.' But in fact, this divine inspiration was revealed concerning the Ansar who 
used to assume lhram for worship ping an idol called "Manat" which they used to worship 
at a place called Al-Mushallal before they embraced Islam, and whoever assumed Ihram 
(for the idol), would consider it not right to perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa. 
When they embraced Islam, they asked Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) regarding it, saying, "O 
Allah's Apostle! We used to refrain from Tawaf between Safa and Marwa." So Allah 
revealed: 'Verily; (the mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the symbols of 
Allah.' " Aisha added, "Surely, Allah's Apostle set the tradition of Tawaf between Safa 
and Marwa, so nobody is allowed to omit the Tawaf between them." Later on I ('Urwa) 
told Abu Bakr bin ' Abdur-Rahman (of ' Aisha' s narration) and he said, 'I have not heard of 
such information, but I heard learned men saying that all the people, except those whom 
'Aisha mentioned and who used to assume lhram for the sake of Manat, used to perform 
Tawaf between Safa and Marwa. 

When Allah referred to the Tawaf of the Ka'ba and did not mention Safa and Marwa in 
the Qur'an, the people asked, 'O Allah's Apostle! We used to perform Tawaf between Safa 
and Marwa and Allah has revealed (the verses concerning) Tawaf of the Ka'ba and has 
not mentioned Safa and Marwa. Is there any harm if we perform Tawaf between Safa and 
Marwa?' So Allah revealed: "Verily As-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the symbols of 
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those who used to refrain from Tawaf between Safa and Marwa in the Pre-Islamic Period 

of ignorance and those who used to perform the Tawaf then, and after embracing Islam 

they refrained from the Tawaf between them as Allah had enjoined Tawaf of the Ka'ba 

and did not mention Tawaf (of Safa and Marwa) till later after mentioning the Tawaf of 

the Ka'ba.' 

2.707: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar said, "When Allah's Apostle performed the first Tawaf he did Ramal in the 

first three rounds and then walked in the remaining four rounds (of Tawaf of the Ka'ba), 

where as in performing Tawaf between Safa and Marwa he used to run in the midst of the 

rainwater passage," I asked Naff, "Did 'Abdullah (bin 'Umar) use to walk steadily on 

reaching the Yemenite Corner?" He replied, "No, unless people were crowded at the 

Corner; otherwise he would not leave it without touching it." 

2.708: 

Narrated 'Amr bin Dinar: 

We asked Ibn "Umar whether a man who, while performing 'Umra, had performed Tawaf 

of the Ka'ba; and had not yet performed Tawaf between Safa and Marwa, could have 

sexual relation with his wife, Ibn 'Umar replied "The Prophet (p.b.u.h) reached Mecca 

and performed the seven rounds (of Tawaf) of the Ka'ba and then offered a two-rak'at 

prayer behind Maqam Ibrahim and then performed the seven rounds (of Tawaf) between 

Safa and Marwa." He added, "Verily! In Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) you have a good 

example." We asked Jabir bin "Abdullah (the same question) and he said, "He (that man) 

should not come near (his wife) till he has completed Tawaf between Safa and Marwa." 

2.709: 

Narrated "Amr bin Dinar: 

I heard Ibn 'Umar saying, "The Prophet arrived at Mecca and performed Tawaf of the 

Ka'ba and then offered a two-rak'at prayer and then performed Tawaf between Safa and 

Marwa." Ibn "Umar then recited (the verse): "Verily! In Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) you 

have a good example. " 

2.710: 

Narrated "Asim: 

I asked Anas bin Malik: "Did you use to dislike to perform Tawaf between Safa and 

Marwa?" He said, "Yes, as it was of the ceremonies of the days of the Pre-Islamic period 

of ignorance, till Allah revealed: Verily! (The two mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwa are 

among the symbols of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who performs the pilgrimage to 

the Ka'ba, or performs 'Umra, to perform Tawaf between them.' " (2.158) 

2.711: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and the SaM of Safa and Marwa so as to 

show his strength to the pagans. 

2.712: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I was menstruating when I reached Mecca. So, I neither performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba, 

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replied, "Perform all the ceremonies of Hajj like the other pilgrims, but do not perform 
Tawaf of the Ka'ba till you get clean (from your menses)." 
2.713: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet and his companions assumed Ihram for Hajj and none except the Prophet 
(p.b.u.h) and Talha had the Hadi (sacrifice) with them. 'Ali arrived from Yemen and had 
a Hadi with him. "Ali said, "I have assumed Ihram for what the Prophet has done." The 
Prophet ordered his companions to perform the "Umra with the Ihram which they had 
assumed, and after finishing Tawaf (of Ka'ba, Safa and Marwa) to cut short their hair, 
and to finish their Ihram except those who had Hadi with them. They (the people) said, 
"How can we proceed to Mina (for Hajj) after having sexual relations with our wives?" 
When that news reached the Prophet he said, "If I had formerly known what I came to 
know lately, I would not have brought the Hadi with me. Had there been no Hadi with 
me, I would have finished the state of Ihram." 'Aisha got her menses, so she performed all 
the ceremonies of Hajj except Tawaf of the Ka'ba, and when she got clean (from her 
menses), she performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba. She said, "O Allah's Apostle! (All of you) 
are returning with the Hajj and 'Umra, but I am returning after performing Hajj only." So 
the Prophet ordered 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr to accompany her to TanTm and thus 
she performed the 'Umra after the Hajj. 
2.714: 

Narrated Hafsa: 

(On Td) We used to forbid our virgins to go out (for Td prayer). A lady came and stayed 
at the Palace of Bani Khalaf. She mentioned that her sister was married to one of the 
companions of Allah's Apostle who participated in twelve Ghazawats along with Allah's 
Apostle and her sister was with him in six of them. She said, "We used to dress the 
wounded and look after the patients." She (her sister) asked Allah's Apostle , "Is there any 
harm for a woman to stay at home if she doesn't have a veil?" He said, "She should cover 
herself with the veil of her companion and she should take part in the good deeds and in 
the religious gatherings of the believers." When Um Atiyya came, I asked her. "Did you 
hear anything about that?" Um Atiyya said, "Bi Abi" and she never mentioned the name 
of Allah's Apostle without saying "Bi Abi" (i.e. 'Let my father be sacrificed for you'). We 
asked her, "Have you heard Allah's Apostle saying so and so (about women)?" She 
replied in the affirmative and said, "Let my father be sacrificed for him. He told us that 
unmarried mature virgins who stay often screened or unmarried young virgins and mature 
girls who stay often screened should come out and take part in the good deeds and in the 
religious gatherings of the believers. But the menstruating women should keep away from 
the Musalla (praying place)." I asked her, "The menstruating women?" She replied, 
"Don't they present themselves at "Arafat and at such and such places?" 
2.715: 

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz bin Rufai: 

I asked Anas bin Malik, "Tell me what you remember from Allah's Apostle (regarding 
these questions): Where did he offer the Zuhr and 'Asr prayers on the day of Tarwiya (8th 
day of Dhul-Hijja)?" He relied, "(He offered these prayers) at Mina." I asked, "Where did 
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of Dhul-Hijja)?" He replied, "At Al-Abtah," and then added, "You should do as your 
chiefs do." 
2.716: 

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz: 

I went out to Mina on the day of Tarwiya and met Anas going on a donkey. I asked him, 
"Where did the Prophet offer the Zuhr prayer on this day?" Anas replied, "See where your 
chiefs pray and pray similarly." 
2.717: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : 

Allah's Apostle offered a two-rak'at prayer at Mina. Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthman, 
(during the early years of his caliphate) followed the same practice. 
2.718: 

Narrated Haritha bin Wahab Al-Khuza'i: 

The Prophet led us in a two-rak'at prayer at Mina although our number was more than 
ever and we were in better security than ever. 
2.719: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

I offered (only a) two rak'at prayer with the Prophet (at Mina), and similarly with Abu 
Bakr and with 'Umar, and then you d offered in opinions. Wish that I would be lucky 
enough to have two of the four rak'at accepted (by Allah). 
2.720: 

Narrated Um Al-Fadl: 

The people doubted whether the Prophet was observing the fast on the Day of 'Arafat, so 
I sent something for him to drink and he drank it. 
2.721: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Abu Bakr Al-Thaqafi: 

I asked Anas bin Malik while we were proceeding from Mina to 'Arafat, "What do you 
use to do on this day when you were with Allah's Apostle ?" Anas said, "Some of us used 
to recite Talbiya and nobody objected to that, and others used to recite Takbir and nobody 
objected to that." 
2.722: 

Narrated Salim: 

'Abdul Malik wrote to Al-Hajjaj that he should not differ from Ibn 'Umar during Hajj. 
On the Day of 'Arafat, when the sun declined at midday, Ibn 'Umar came along with me 
and shouted near Al-Hajjaj 's cotton (cloth) tent. Al-Hajjaj came Out, wrapping himself 
with a waist-sheet dyed with safflower, and said, "O Abu 'Abdur-Rahman! What is the 
matter?" He said, If you want to follow the Sunna (the tradition of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ) 
then proceed (to 'Arafat)." Al-Hajjaj asked, "At this very hour?" Ibn 'Umar said, "Yes." 
He replied, "Please wait for me till I pour some water over my head (i.e. take a bath) and 
come out." Then Ibn 'Umar dismounted and waited till Al-Hajjaj came out. So, he (Al- 
Hajjaj) walked in between me and my father (Ibn 'Umar). I said to him, "If you want to 
follow the Sunna then deliver a brief sermon and hurry up for the stay at 'Arafat." He 
started looking at 'Abdullah (Ibn 'Umar) (inquiringly), and when 'Abdullah noticed that, 
he said that he had told the truth. 
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Narrated Um Al-Fadl bint Al Harith: 

On the day of 'Arafat, some people who were with me, differed about the fasting of the 

Prophet (p.b.u.h) some said that he was fasting while others said that he was not fasting. 

So I sent a bowl full of milk to him while he was riding his camel, and he drank that milk. 

2.724: 

Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

'Abdul-Malik bin Marwan wrote to Al-Hajjaj that he should follow 'Abdullah bin 'Umar 

in all the ceremonies of Hajj. So when it was the Day of 'Arafat (9th of Dhul-Hijja), and 

after the sun has deviated or has declined from the middle of the sky, I and Ibn 'Umar 

came and he shouted near the cotton (cloth) tent of Al-Hajjaj, "Where is he?" Al-Hajjaj 

came out. Ibn 'Umar said, "Let us proceed (to 'Arafat)." Al-Hajjaj asked, "Just now?" Ibn 

'Umar replied, "Yes." Al-Hajjaj said, "Wait for me till I pour water on me (i.e. take a 

bath)." So, Ibn 'Umar dismounted (and waited) till Al-Hajjaj came out. He was walking 

between me and my father. I informed Al-Hajjaj, "If you want to follow the Sunna today, 

then you should shorten the sermon and then hurry up for the stay (at 'Arafat)." Ibn 'Umar 

said, "He (Salim) has spoken the truth." 

2.725: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Jubair bin Mut'im: 

My father said, "(Before Islam) I was looking for my camel .." The same narration is told 

by a different sub-narrator. Jubair bin Mut'im said, "My camel was lost and I went out in 

search of it on the day of 'Arafat, and I saw the Prophet standing in 'Arafat. I said to 

myself: By Allah he is from the Hums (literally: strictly religious, Quraish were called so, 

as they used to say, We are the people of Allah we shall not go out of the sanctuary). 

What has brought him here?" 

2.726: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

During the Pre-Islamic period of Ignorance, the people used to perform Tawaf of the 

Ka'ba naked except the Hums; and the Hums were Quraish and their offspring. The 

Hums used to give clothes to the men who would perform the Tawaf wearing them; and 

women (of the Hums) used to give clothes to the women who would perform the Tawaf 

wearing them. Those to whom the Hums did not give clothes would perform Tawaf round 

the Ka'ba naked. Most of the people used to go away (disperse) directly from 'Arafat but 

they (Hums) used to depart after staying at Al-Muzdalifa. 'Urwa added, "My father 

narrated that 'Aisha had said, 'The following verses were revealed about the Hums: Then 

depart from the place whence all the people depart— (2.199) 'Urwa added, "They (the 

Hums) used to stay at Al-Muzdalifa and used to depart from there (to Mina) and so they 

were sent to 'Arafat (by Allah's order)." 

2.727: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

Usama was asked in my presence, "How was the speed of (the camel of) Allah's Apostle 

while departing from 'Arafat during the Hajjatul Wada'?" Usama replied, "The Prophet 

proceeded on with a modest pace, and when there was enough space he would (make his 

camel) go very fast." 

2.728: 

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As soon as the Prophet departed from 'Arafat, he went towards the mountain pass, and 
there he answered the call of) the prayer is ahead of you (i.e. at asked, "O Allah's Apostle! 
Will you offer the prayer here?" He replied, "(The place of) the prayer is ahead of you 
(i.e. at Al-Muzdalifa)." 
2.729: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to offer the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together at Jam' (Al- 
Muzdalifa). But he used to pass by that mountain pass where Allah's Apostle went, and 
he would enter it and answer the call of nature and perform ablution, and would not offer 
any prayer till he had prayed at Jam.' 
2.730: 

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: 

I rode behind Allah's Apostle from 'Arafat and when Allah's Apostle reached the 
mountain pass on the left side which is before Al-Muzdalifa he made his camel kneel and 
then urinated, and then I poured water for his ablution. He performed light ablution and 
then I said to him: (Is it the time for) the prayer, O Allah's Apostle!" He replied, "The 
(place of) prayer is ahead of you (i.e. at Al-Muzdalifa)." So Allah's Apostle rode till he 
reached Al-Muzdalifa and then he offered the prayer (there) . Then in the morning (10th 
Dhul-Hijja) Al-Faql (bin 'Abbas) rode behind Allah's Apostle. Kuraib, (a sub-narrator) 
said that 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas narrated from Al-Fadl, "Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) kept on 
reciting Talbiya (during the journey) till he reached the Jamra." (Jamrat-Al-'Aqaba) 
2.731: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas. : 

I proceeded along with the Prophet on the day of 'Arafat (9th Dhul-Hijja). The Prophet 
heard a great hue and cry and the beating of camels behind him. So he beckoned to the 
people with his lash, "O people! Be quiet. Hastening is not a sign of righteousness." 
2.732: 

Narrated Usama bin Zaid: 

Allah's Apostle proceeded from 'Arafat and dismounted at the mountainous pass and then 
urinated and performed a light ablution. I said to him, "(Shall we offer) the prayer?" He 
replied, "The prayer is ahead of you (i.e. at Al-Muzdalifa)." When he came to Al- 
Muzdalifa, he performed a perfect ablution. Then Iqama for the prayer was pronounced 
and he offended the Maghrib prayer and then every person made his camel kneel at his 
place; and then Iqama for the prayer was pronounced and he offered the (Tsha') prayer 
and he did not offer any prayer in between them (i.e. Maghrib and Tsha' prayers). 
2.733: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet offered the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together at Jam' (i.e. Al-Muzdalifa) 
with a separate Iqama for each of them and did not offer any optional prayer in between 
them or after each of them. 
2.734: 

Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari : 

Allah's Apostle offered the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together at Al-Muzdalifa. 
2.735: 
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'Abdullah;- performed the Hajj and we reached Al-Muzdalifa at or about the time of the 
Tsha' prayer. He ordered a man to pronounce the Adhan and Iqama and then he offered 
the Maghrib prayer and offered two rak'at after it. Then he asked for his supper and took 
it, and then, I think, he ordered a man to pronounce the Adhan and Iqama (for the Tsha' 
prayer). ('Amr, a sub-narrator said: The intervening statement 'I think', was said by the 
sub-narrator Zuhair) (i.e. not by 'Abdur-Rahman). Then 'Abdullah offered two rak'at of 
Tsha' prayer. When the day dawned, 'Abdullah said, "The Prophet never offered any 
prayer at this hour except this prayer at this time and at this place and on this day." 
'Abdullah added, "These two prayers are shifted from their actual times — the Maghrib 
prayer (is offered) when the people reached Al-Muzdalifa and the Fajr (morning) prayer 
at the early dawn." 'Abdullah added, "I saw the Prophet doing that." 
2.736: 

Narrated Salim: 

'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to send the weak among his family early to Mina. So they used 
to depart from Al-Mash'ar Al-Haram (that is Al-Muzdalifa) at night (when the moon had 
set) and invoke Allah as much as they could, and then they would return (to Mina) before 
the Imam had started from Al-Muzdalifa to Mina. So some of them would reach Mina at 
the time of the Fajr prayer and some of them would come later. When they reached Mina 
they would throw pebbles on the Jamra (Jamrat-Al-'Aqaba) Ibn 'Umar used to say, 
"Allah's Apostle gave the permission to them (weak people) to do so." 
2.737: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas : 

Allah's Apostle had sent me from Jam' (i.e. Al-Muzdalifa) at night. 
2.738: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

I as among those whom the Prophet sent on the night of Al-Muzdalifa early being among 
the weak members of his family. 
2.739: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

(the slave of Asma') During the night of Jam', Asma' got down at Al-Muzdalifa and stood 
up for (offering) the prayer and offered the prayer for some time and then asked, "O my 
son! Has the moon set?" I replied in the negative and she again prayed for another period 
and then asked, "Has the moon set?" I replied, "Yes." So she said that we should set out 
(for Mina), and we departed and went on till she threw pebbles at the Jamra (Jamrat-Al- 
'Aqaba) and then she returned to her dwelling place and offered the morning prayer. I 
asked her, "O you! I think we have come (to Mina) early in the night." She replied, "O my 
son! Allah's Apostle gave permission to the women to do so." 
2.740: 

Narrated 'Aisha : 

Sauda asked the permission of the Prophet to leave earlier at the night of Jam', and she 
was a fat and very slow woman. The Prophet gave her permission. 
2.741: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

We got down at Al-Muzdalifa and Sauda asked the permission of the Prophet to leave 
(early) before the rush of the people. She was a slow woman and he gave her permission, 



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so she departed (from Al-Muzdalifa) before the rush of the people. We kept on staying at 

Al-Muzdalifa till dawn, and set out with the Prophet but (I suffered so much that) I 

wished I had taken the permission of Allah's Apostle as Sauda had done, and that would 

have been dearer to me than any other happiness. 

2.742: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

I never saw the Prophet offering any prayer not at its stated time except two; he prayed 

the Maghrib and the Tsha' together and he offered the morning prayer before its usual 

time. 

2.743: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid 

I went out with 'Abdullah , to Mecca and when we proceeded to am' he offered the two 

prayers (the Maghrib and the Tsha') together, making the Adhan and Iqama separately for 

each prayer. He took his supper in between the two prayers. He offered the Fajr prayer as 

soon as the day dawned. Some people said, "The day had dawned (at the time of the 

prayer)," and others said, "The day had not dawned." 'Abdullah then said, "Allah's 

Apostle said, 'These two prayers have been shifted from their stated times at this place 

only (at Al-Muzdalifa); first: The Maghrib and the Tsha'. So the people should not arrive 

at Al-Muzdalifa till the time of the Tsha' prayer has become due. The second prayer is the 

morning prayer which is offered at this hour.' " Then 'Abdullah stayed there till it became 

a bit brighter. He then said, "If the chief of the believers hastened onwards to Mina just 

now, then he had indeed followed the Sunna." I do not know which proceeded the other, 

his ('Abdullah's) statement or the departure of 'Uthman . 'Abdullah was reciting Talbiya 

till he threw pebbles at the Jamrat-Al-'Aqaba on the Day of Nahr (slaughtering) (that is 

thelOthofDhul-Hijja). 

2.744: 

Narrated ' Amr bin Maimun: 

I saw 'Umar, offering the Fajr (morning) prayer at Jam'; then he got up and said, "The 

pagans did not use to depart (from Jam') till the sun had risen, and they used to say, 'Let 

the sun shine on Thabir (a mountain).' But the Prophet contradicted them and departed 

from Jam' before sunrise." 

2.745: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet made Al-Faql ride behind him, and Al-Fadl informed that he (the Prophet ) 

kept on reciting Talbiya till he did the Rami of the Jamra. (Jamrat-Al-'Aqaba.) 

2.746: 

Narrated 'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah: 

Ibn 'Abbas said, "Usama bin Zaid rode behind the Prophet from 'Arafat to Al-Muzdalifa; 

and then from Al-Muzdalifa to Mina, Al-Fadl rode behind him." He added, "Both of them 

(Usama and Al-Fadl) said, 'The Prophet was constantly reciting Talbiya till he did Rami 

of the Jamarat-Al-'Aqaba." 

2.747: 

Narrated Abu Jamra: 

I asked Ibn 'Abbas about Hajj-at-Tamattu'. He ordered me to perform it. I asked him 

about the Hadi (sacrifice). He said, "You have to slaughter a camel, a cow or a sheep, or 



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you may share the Hadi with the others." It seemed that some people disliked it (Hajj-at- 

Tamathf). I slept and dreamt as if a person was announcing: "Hajj Mabrur and accepted 

Mut'ah (Hajj-at-Tamattif)" I went to Ibn 'Abbas and narrated it to him. He said, "Allah is 

Greater. (That was) the tradition of Abu Al-Qasim (i.e. Prophet). Narrated Shu'ba that the 

call in the dream was. "An accepted 'Umra and Hajj -Mabrur. " 

2.748: 

Narrated Abu Huraira' : 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) saw a man driving his Badana (sacrificial camel). He said, "Ride 

on it." The man said, "It is a Badana." The Prophet said, "Ride on it." He (the man) said, 

"It is a Badana." The Prophet said, "Ride on it." And on the second or the third time he 

(the Prophet ) added, "Woe to you." 

2.749: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet saw a man driving a Badana. He said, "Ride on it." The man replied, "It is a 

Badana." The Prophet said (again), "Ride on it." He (the man) said, "It is a Badana." The 

Prophet said thrice, "Ride on it." 

2.750: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

During the last Hajj (Hajj-al-Wada') of Allah's Apostle he performed 'Umra and Hajj. He 

drove a Hadi along with him from Dhul-Hulaifa. Allah's Apostle started by assuming 

Ihram for 'Umra and Hajj. And the people, too, performed the 'Umra and Hajj along with 

the Prophet. Some of them brought the Hadi and drove it along with them, while the 

others did not. So, when the Prophet arrived at Mecca, he said to the people, "Whoever 

among you has driven the Hadi, should not finish his Ihram till he completes his Hajj. 

And whoever among you has not (driven) the Hadi with him, should perform Tawaf of 

the Ka'ba and the Tawaf between Safa and Marwa, then cut short his hair and finish his 

Ihram, and should later assume Ihram for Hajj; but he must offer a Hadi (sacrifice); and if 

anyone cannot afford a Hadi, he should fast for three days during the Hajj and seven days 

when he returns home. The Prophet performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba on his arrival (at 

Mecca); he touched the (Black Stone) corner first of all and then did Ramal (fast walking 

with moving of the shoulders) during the first three rounds round the Ka'ba, and during 

the last four rounds he walked. After finishing Tawaf of the Ka'ba, he offered a two 

rak'at prayer at Maqam Ibrahim, and after finishing the prayer he went to Safa and Marwa 

and performed seven rounds of Tawaf between them and did not do any deed forbidden 

because of Ihram, till he finished all the ceremonies of his Hajj and sacrificed his Hadi on 

the day of Nahr (10th day of Dhul-Hijja). He then hastened onwards (to Mecca) and 

performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and then everything that was forbidden because of Ihram 

became permissible. Those who took and drove the Hadi with them did the same as 

Allah's Apostle did. 

2.751: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah (bin 'Abdullah) bin 'Umar said to his father, "Stay here, for I am afraid that it 

(affliction between Ibn Zubair and Al-Hajjaj) might prevent you from reaching the 

Ka'ba." Ibn 'Umar said, "(In this case) I would do the same as Allah's Apostle did, and 

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make you, people, witness that I have made 'Umra compulsory for me." So he assumed 

lhram for 'Umra. Then he went out and when he reached Al-Baida', he assumed Ihram for 

Hajj and 'Umra (together) and said, "The conditions (requisites) of Hajj and 'Umra are 

the same." He, then brought a Hadi from Qudaid. Then he arrived (at Mecca) and 

performed Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa) once for both Hajj and 'Umra and did not 

finish the lhram till he had finished both Hajj and 'Umra. 

2.752: 

Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama and Marwan: 

The Prophet set out from Medina with over one thousand of his companions (at the time 

of the Treaty of Hudaibiya) and when they reached Dhul-Hulaifa, the Prophet garlanded 

his Hadi and marked it and assumed Ihram for 'Umra. 

2.753: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

I twisted with my own hands the garlands for the Budn of the Prophet who garlanded and 

marked them, and then made them proceed to Mecca; Yet no permissible thing was 

regarded as illegal for him then. 

2.754: 

Narrated Hafsa: 

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is wrong with the people, they have finished their Ihram 

but you have not?" He said, "I matted my hair and I have garlanded my Hadi, so I will not 

finish my Ihram till I finished my Hajj ." 

2.755: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to send the Hadi from Medina and I used to twist the garlands for his 

Hadi and he did not keep away from any of these things which a Muhrim keeps away 

from. 

2.756: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

I twisted the garlands for the Hadis of the Prophet and then he marked and garlanded 

them (or I garlanded them) and then made them proceed to the Ka'ba but he remained in 

Medina and no permissible thing was regarded as illegal for him then . 

2.757: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Bakr bin 'Amr bin Hazm: 

That 'Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman had told him, "Zaid bin Abu Sufyan wrote to 'Aisha 

that 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas had stated, 'Whoever sends his Hadi (to the Ka'ba), all the 

things which are illegal for a (pilgrim) become illegal for that person till he slaughters it 

(i.e. till the 10th of Dhul-Hijja).' " 'Amra added, 'Aisha said, 'It is not like what Ibn 

'Abbas had said: I twisted the garlands of the Hadis of Allah's Apostle with my own 

hands. Then Allah's Apostle put them round their necks with his own hands, sending 

them with my father; Yet nothing permitted by Allah was considered illegal for Allah's 

Apostle till he slaughtered the Hadis.' " 

2.758: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Once the Prophet sent sheep as Hadi. 

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Narrated "Aisha: 

I used to make the garlands for (the Hadis of) the Prophet and he would garland the sheep 

(with them) and would stay with his family as a non-Muhrim. 

2.760: 

Narrated Aisha: 

I used to twist the garlands for the sheep of the Prophet and he would send them (to the 

Ka'ba), and stay as a non-Muhrim. 

2.761: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I twisted (the garlands) for the Hadis of the Prophet before he assumed Ihram. 

2.762: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

I twisted the garlands of the Hadis from the wool which was with me. 

2.763: 

Narrated Tkrima: 

Abu Huraira said, "The Prophet saw a man driving a Badana (sacrificial camel). The 

Prophet (p.b.u.h) said (to him), 'Ride on it.' He replied, 'It is a Badana.' The Prophet again 

said, 'Ride on it!' Abu Huraira added, 'Then I saw that man riding it, showing obedience 

to the Prophet (p.b.u.h), and a shoe was (hanging) from its neck.' " 

2.764: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

From the Prophet: (as above). 

2.765: 

Narrated "Ali: 

Allah's Apostle ordered me to give in charity the skin and the coverings of the Budn 

which I had slaughtered. 

2.766: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar intended to perform Hajj in the year of the Hajj of Al-Harawriya during the 

rule of Ibn Az-Zubair. Some people said to him, "It is very likely that there will be a fight 

among the people, and we are afraid that they might prevent you (from performing Hajj)." 

He replied, "Verily, in Allah's Apostle there is a good example for you (to follow). In this 

case I would do the same as he had done. I make you witness that I have intended to 

perform "Umra." When he reached Al-Baida', he said, "The conditions for both Hajj and 

"Umra are the same. I make you witness that I have intended to perform Hajj along with 

"Umra." After that he took a garlanded Hadi (to Mecca) which he bought (on the way). 

When he reached (Mecca), he performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and of Safa (and Marwa) 

and did not do more than that. He did not make legal for himself the things which were 

illegal for a Muhrim till it was the Day of Nahr (sacrifice), when he had his head shaved 

and slaughtered (the sacrifice) and considered sufficient his first Tawaf (between Safa and 

Marwa), as a (SaT) for his Hajj and 'Umra both. He then said, "The Prophet used to do 

like that." 

2.767: 

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I heard 'Aisha saying, "Five days before the end of Dhul-Qa'da we set out from Medina in 

the company of Allah's Apostle with the intention of performing Hajj only. When we 

approached Mecca, Allah's Apostle ordered those who had no Hadi with them to finish 

their lhram after performing Tawaf of the Ka'ba and (Sa'i) and between Safa and 

Marwa." "Aisha added, "On the day of Nahr (slaughtering of sacrifice) beef was brought 

to us. I asked, 'What is this?' The reply was, Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) has slaughtered 

(sacrifices) on behalf of his wives.' " 

2.768: 

Narrated Naff : 

'Abdullah (bin 'Umar), used to slaughter (his sacrifice) at the Manhar. ('Ubaidullah, a 

sub-narrator said, "The Manhar of Allah's Apostle.") 

2.769: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar used to send his Hadi from Jam' (to Mina) in the last third of the night with the 

pilgrims amongst whom there were free men and slaves, till it was taken into the Manhar 

(slaughtering place) of the Prophet . 

2.770: 

Narrated Sahl bin Bakkar: 

The narration of Anas abridged, saying, "The Prophet slaughtered seven Budn (camels) 

while standing, with his own hands. On the day of Td-ul-Adha he slaughtered (sacrificed) 

two horned rams, black and white in color. 

2.771: 

Narrated Zaid bin Jubair: 

I saw Ibn "Umar passing by a man who had made his Badana sit to slaughter it. Ibn "Umar 

said, "Slaughter it while it is standing with one leg tied up as is the tradition of 

Muhammad." 

2.772: 

Narrated Anas : 

The Prophet offered four rak'at of Zuhr prayer at Medina; and two rak'at of 'Asr prayer at 

Dhil-Hulaifa and spent the night there and when (the day) dawned, he mounted his Mount 

and started saying, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Glorified be 

Allah." When he reached Al-Baida' he recited Talbiya for both Hajj and "Umra. And 

when he arrived at Mecca, he ordered them (his companions) to finish their lhram. The 

Prophet slaughtered seven Budn (camel) with his own hands while the camels were 

standing He also sacrificed two horned rams (black and white in color) at Medina. 

2.773: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) offered four rak'at of Zuhr prayer at Medina and two rak'at of 'Asr 

prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa. Narrated Aiyub: "A man said: Anas said, "Then he (the Prophet 

passed the night there till dawn and then he offered the morning (Fajr) prayer, and 

mounted his Mount and when it arrived at Al-Baida' he assumed lhram for both 'Umra 

and Hajj." 

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The Prophet sent me to supervise the (slaughtering of) Budn (Hadi camels) and ordered 

me to distribute their meat, and then he ordered me to distribute their covering sheets and 

skins. 'All added, "The Prophet ordered me to supervise the slaughtering (of the Budn) 

and not to give anything (of their bodies) to the butcher as wages for slaughtering." 

2.775: 

Narrated "Ali: 

The Prophet ordered me to supervise the (slaughtering) of Budn (Hadi camel) and to 

distribute their meat, skins and covering sheets in charity and not to give anything (of 

their bodies) to the butcher as wages for slaughtering. 

2.776: 

Narrated "Ali: 

The Prophet offered one hundred Budn as Hadi and ordered me to distribute their meat 

(in charity) and I did so. Then he ordered me to distribute their covering sheets in charity 

and I did so. Then he ordered me to distribute their skins in charity and I did so. 

2.777: 

Narrated Ibn Juraij : 

"Ata' said, "I heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, 'We never ate the meat of the Budn for 

more than three days of Mina. Later, the Prophet gave us permission by saying: 'Eat and 

take (meat) with you. So we ate (some) and took (some) with us.' " I asked "Ata", "Did 

Jabir say (that they went on eating the meat) till they reached Medina?" 'Ata' replied, 

"No." 

2.778: 

Narrated "Amra: 

I heard "Aisha saying, "We set out (from Medina) along with Allah's Apostle five days 

before the end of Dhul-Qa'da with the intention of performing Hajj only. When we 

approached Mecca, Allah's Apostle ordered those who had no Hadi along with them to 

finish the lhram after performing Tawaf of the Ka'ba, (Safa and Marwa). "Aisha added, 

"Beef was brought to us on the Day of Nahr and I said, 'What is this?' Somebody said, 

'The Prophet has slaughtered (cows) on behalf of his wives.' " 

2.779: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was asked about a person who had his head shaved before slaughtering (his 

Hadi) (or other similar ceremonies of Hajj). He replied, "There is no harm, there is no 

harm." 

2.780: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man said to the Prophet "I performed the Tawaf-al-Ifada before the Rami (throwing 

pebbles at the Jamra)." The Prophet replied, "There is no harm." The man said, "I had my 

head shaved before slaughtering." The Prophet replied, "There is no harm." He said, "I 

have slaughtered the Hadi before the Rami." The Prophet replied, "There is no harm." 

2.781: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was asked by a man who said, "I have done the Rami in the evening." The 

Prophet replied, "There is no harm in it." Another man asked, "I had my head shaved 

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2.782: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

I came upon Allah's Apostle when he was at Al-Batha. He asked me, "Have you intended 

to perform the Hajj?" I replied in the affirmative. He asked, "For what have you assumed 

lhram?" I replied," I have assumed Ihram with the same intention as that of the Prophet ." 

The Prophet said, "You have done well! Go and perform Tawaf round the Ka'ba and 

between Safa and Marwa." Then I went to one of the women of Bani Qais and she took 

out lice from my head. Later, I assumed the Ihram for Hajj. So, I used to give this verdict 

to the people till the caliphate of 'Umar. When I told him about it, he said, "If we take 

(follow) the Holy Book, then it orders us to complete Hajj and 'Umra (Hajj-at-Tamathf ) 

and if we follow the tradition of Allah's Apostle then Allah's Apostle did not finish his 

lhram till the Hadi had reached its destination (had been slaughtered), (i.e. Hajj-al-Qiran). 

(See Hadith No. 630) 

2.783: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Hafsa said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is wrong with the people; they finished their Ihram 

after performing 'Umra, but you have not finished it after your "Umra?" He replied, "I 

matted my hair and have garlanded my Hadi. So, I cannot finish my Ihram till I slaughter 

(my Hadi). " 

2.784: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) (got) his head shaved after performing his Hajj. 

2.785: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved." The 

people said, "O Allah's Apostle! And (invoke Allah for) those who get their hair cut 

short." The Prophet said, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved." 

The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! And those who get their hair cut short." The Prophet 

said (the third time), "And to those who get their hair cut short." Naff said that the 

Prophet had said once or twice, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who get their head 

shaved," and on the fourth time he added, "And to those who have their hair cut short." 

2.786: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah! Forgive those who get their heads shaved." The people 

asked. "Also those who get their hair cut short?" The Prophet said, "O Allah! Forgive 

those who have their heads shaved." The people said, "Also those who get their hair cut 

short?" The Prophet (invoke Allah for those who have their heads shaved and) at the third 

time said, "also (forgive) those who get their hair cut short." 

2.787: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet and some of his companions got their heads shaved and some others got 

their hair cut short. Narrated Muawiya: I cut short the hair of Allah's Apostle with a long 

blade. 

2.788: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 



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When the Prophet came to Mecca, he ordered his Companions to perform Tawaf round 

the Ka"ba and between Safa and Marwa, to finish their Ihram and get their hair shaved off 

or cut short. 

2.789: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We performed Hajj with the Prophet and performed Tawaf-al-ifada on the Day of Nahr 

(slaughtering). Safiya got her menses and the Prophets desired from her what a husband 

desires from his wife. I said to him, "O Allah's Apostle! She is having her menses." He 

said, "Is she going to detain us?" We informed him that she had performed Tawaf-al-Ifada 

on the Day of Nahr. He said, "(Then you can) depart." 

2.790: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was asked about the slaughtering, shaving (of the head), and the doing of 

Rami before or after the due times. He said, "There is no harm in that." 

2.791: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was asked (as regards the ceremonies of Hajj) at Mina on the Day of Nahr 

and he replied that there was no harm. Then a man said to him, "I got my head shaved 

before slaughtering." He replied, "Slaughter (now) and there is no harm in it." (Another) 

man said, "I did the Rami (of the Jimar) after midday." The Prophet replied, "There was 

no harm in it." 

2.792: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Amr : 

Allah's Apostle stopped (for a while near the Jimar at Mina) during his last Hajj and the 

people started asking him questions. A man said, "Ignorantly I got my head shaved before 

slaughtering." The Prophet replied, "Slaughter (now) and there is no harm in it." Another 

man said, "Unknowingly I slaughtered the Hadi before doing the Rami." The Prophet 

said, "Do Rami now and there is no harm in it." So, on that day, when the Prophet was 

asked about anything (about the ceremonies of Hajj) done before or after (its stated time) 

his reply was, "Do it (now) and there is no harm." 

2.793: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin " Amr bin Al-"As: 

I witnessed the Prophet when he was delivering the sermon on the Day of Nahr. A man 

stood up and said, "I thought that such and such was to be done before such and such. I 

got my hair shaved before slaughtering." (Another said), "I slaughtered the Hadi before 

doing the Rami." So, the people asked about many similar things. The Prophet said, "Do 

it (now) and there is no harm in all these cases." Whenever the Prophet was asked about 

anything on that day, he replied, "Do it (now) and there is no harm in it." 

2.794: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Amr bin Al-"As: 

Allah's Apostle stopped while on his she-camel (the sub-narrator then narrated the Hadith 

as above, i.e. 793). 

2.795: 

Narrated "Ikrima: 



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Ibn 'Abbas said: "Allah's Apostle delivered a sermon on the Day of Nahr, and said, 'O 

people! (Tell me) what is the day today?' The people replied, 'It is the forbidden (sacred) 

day.' He asked again, 'What town is this?' They replied, 'It is the forbidden (Sacred) town.' 

He asked, 'Which month is this?' They replied, 'It is the forbidden (Sacred) month.' He 

said, 'No doubt! Your blood, your properties, and your honor are sacred to one another 

like the sanctity of this day of yours, in this (sacred) town (Mecca) of yours, in this month 

of yours.' The Prophet repeated his statement again and again. After that he raised his 

head and said, 'O Allah! Haven't conveyed (Your Message) to them'. Haven't I conveyed 

Your Message to them?' " Ibn "Abbas added, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, the 

following was his will (Prophet's will) to his followers: —It is incumbent upon those who 

are present to convey this information to those who are absent Beware don't renegade (as) 

disbelievers (turn into infidels) after me, Striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one 

another.' " 

2.796: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

I heard the Prophet delivering a sermon at "Arafat. 

2.797: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

The Prophet delivered to us a sermon on the Day of Nahr. He said, "Do you know what is 

the day today?" We said, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He remained silent till we 

thought that he might give that day another name. He said, "Isn't it the Day of Nahr?" We 

said, "It is." He further asked, "Which month is this?" We said, "Allah and His Apostle 

know better." He remained silent till we thought that he might give it another name. He 

then said, "Isn't it the month of Dhul-Hijja?" We replied: "Yes! It is." He further asked, 

"What town is this?" We replied, "Allah and His Apostle know it better." He remained 

silent till we thought that he might give it another name. He then said, "Isn't it the 

forbidden (Sacred) town (of Mecca)?" We said, "Yes. It is." He said, "No doubt, your 

blood and your properties are sacred to one another like the sanctity of this day of yours, 

in this month of yours, in this town of yours, till the day you meet your Lord. No doubt! 

Haven't I conveyed Allah's message to you? They said, "Yes." He said, "O Allah! Be 

witness. So it is incumbent upon those who are present to convey it (this information) to 

those who are absent because the informed one might comprehend it (what I have said) 

better than the present audience, who will convey it to him. Beware! Do not renegade (as) 

disbelievers after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another." 

2.798: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

At Mina, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Do you know what is the day today?" The people 

replied, "Allah and His Apostle know it better." He said, "It is the forbidden (sacred) day. 

And do you know what town is this?" They replied, "Allah and His Apostle know it 

better." He said, "This is the forbidden (Sacred) town (Mecca). And do you know which 

month is this?" The people replied, "Allah and His Apostle know it better." He said, "This 

is the forbidden (sacred) month." The Prophet added, "No doubt, Allah made your blood, 

your properties, and your honor sacred to one another like the sanctity of this day of yours 

in this month of yours in this town of yours." Narrated Ibn "Umar: On the Day of Nahr 

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performed (as in the previous Hadith) and said, "This is the greatest Day (i.e. 10th of 
Dhul-Hijjah)." The Prophet started saying repeatedly, "O Allah! Be Witness (I have 
conveyed Your Message)." He then bade the people farewell. The people said, "This is 
Hajjat-al-Wada')." 
2.799: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet permitted the people who provided the pilgrims with water to stay at Mecca 
during the nights of Mina. 
2.800: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar 

That the Prophet allowed people who provided the pilgrims with water to stay at Mecca 
during the nights of Mina. 
2.801: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Al-Abbas asked the permission from the Prophet to stay at Mecca during the nights of 
Mina in order to provide water to the people, so the Prophet allowed him. 
2.802: 

Narrated Wabra: 

I asked Ibn 'Umar, "When should I do the Rami of the Jimar?" He replied, "When your 
leader does that." I asked him again the same question. He replied, "We used to wait till 
the sun declined and then we would do the Rami (i.e. on the 11th and 12th of Dhul- 
Hijja)." 
2.803: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid: 

'Abdullah, did the Rami from the middle of the valley. So, I said, "O, Abu 'Abdur- 
Rahman! Some people do the Rami (of the Jamra) from above it (i.e. from the top of the 
valley)." He said, "By Him except whom none has the right to be worshipped, this is the 
place from where the one on whom Surat-al-Baqara was revealed (i.e. Allah's Apostle) 
did the Rami." 
2.804: 

Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid: 

When 'Abdullah, reached the big Jamra (i.e. Jamrat-ul-Aqaba) he kept the Ka'ba on the 
left side and Mina on his right side and threw seven pebbles (at the Jamra) and said, "The 
one on whom Surat-al-Baqara was revealed (i.e. the Prophet) had done the Rami 
similarly." 
2.805: 

Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid: 

I performed Hajj with Ibn Mas'ud , and saw him doing Rami of the big Jamra (Jamrat-ul- 
Aqaba) with seven small pebbles, keeping the Ka'ba on his left side and Mina on his 
right. He then said, "This is the place where the one on whom Surat-al-Baqara was 
revealed (i.e. Allah's Apostle ) stood." 
2.806: 

Narrated Al-A'mash: 

I heard Al-Hajjaj saying on the pulpit, "The Sura in which Al-Baqara (the cow) is 
mentioned and the Sura in which the family of 'Imran is mentioned and the Sura in which 



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the women (An-Nisa) is mentioned." I mentioned this to Ibrahim, and he said, "Abdur- 

Rahman bin Yazid told me, 'I was with Ibn Mas'ud, when he did the Rami of the Jamrat- 

ul-Aqaba. He went down the middle of the valley, and when he came near the tree (which 

was near the Jamra) he stood opposite to it and threw seven small pebbles and said: 

Allahu-Akbar' on throwing every pebble.' Then he said, 'By Him, except Whom none has 

the right to be worshipped, here (at this place) stood the one on whom Surat-al-Baqra was 

revealed (i.e. Allah's Apostle).' " 

2.807: 

Narrated Salim: 

Ibn "Umar used to do Rami of the Jamrat-ud-Dunya (the Jamra near to the Khaif mosque) 

with seven small stones and used to recite Takbir on throwing every pebble. He then 

would go ahead till he reached the level ground where he would stand facing the Qibla for 

a long time to invoke (Allah) while raising his hands (while invoking). Then he would do 

Rami of the Jamrat-ul-Wusta (middle Jamra) and then he would go to the left towards the 

middle ground, where he would stand facing the Qibla. He would remain standing there 

for a long period to invoke (Allah) while raising his hands, and would stand there for a 

long period. Then he would do Rami of the Jamrat-ul-Aqaba from the middle of the 

valley, but he would not stay by it, and then he would leave and say, "I saw the Prophet 

doing like this." 

2.808: 

Narrated Salim bin "Abdullah: 

"Abdullah bin "Umar used to do Rami of the Jamrat-ud-Dunya with seven small pebbles 

and used to recite Takbir on throwing each stone. He, then, would proceed further till he 

reached the level ground, where he would stay for a long time, facing the Qibla to invoke 

(Allah) while raising his hands. Then he would do Rami of the Jamrat-ul-Wusta similarly 

and would go to the left towards the level ground, where he would stand for a long time 

facing the Qibla to invoke (Allah) while raising his hands. Then he would do Rami of the 

Jamrat-ul-Aqaba from the middle of the valley, but he would not stay by it. Ibn "Umar 

used to say, "I saw Allah's Apostle doing like that." 

2.809: 

Narrated " Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Qasim: 

I heard my father who was the best man of his age, saying, "I heard "Aisha saying, 'I 

perfumed Allah's Apostle with my own hands before finishing his Hiram while yet he has 

not performed Tawaf-al-Ifada.' She spread her hands (while saying so.)" 

2.810: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The people were ordered to perform the Tawaf of the Ka"ba (Tawaf-al-Wada") as the 

lastly thing, before leaving (Mecca), except the menstruating women who were excused. 

2.811: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet offered the Zuhr, "Asr, Maghrib and the Tsha' prayers and slept for a while at 

a place called Al-Muhassab and then rode to the Ka"ba and performed Tawaf round it . 

2.812: 

Narrated "Aisha: 



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Safiya bint Huyay, the wife of the Prophet got her menses, and Allah's Apostle was 

informed of that. He said, "Would she delay us?" The people said, "She has already 

performed Tawaf-al-Ifada." He said, "Therefore she will not (delay us)." 

2.813: 

Narrated Tkrima: 

The people of Medina asked Ibn 'Abbas about a woman who got her menses after 

performing Tawaf-al-Ifada. He said, "She could depart (from Mecca)." They said, "We 

will not act on your verdict and ignore the verdict of Zaid." Ibn "Abbas said, "When you 

reach Medina, inquire about it." So, when they reached Medina they asked (about that). 

One of those whom they asked was Um Sulaim. She told them the narration of Safiya 

(812). 

2.814: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A menstruating woman was allowed to leave Mecca if she had done Tawaf-al-Ifada. 

Tawus (a sub-narrator) said from his father, "I heard Ibn 'Umar saying that she would not 

depart. Then later I heard him saying that the Prophet had allowed them (menstruating 

women) to depart." 

2.815: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We set out with the Prophet with the intention of performing Hajj only. The Prophet 

reached Mecca and performed Tawaf of the Ka'ba and between Safa and Marwa and did 

not finish the Ihram, because he had the Hadi with him. His companions and his wives 

performed Tawaf (of the Ka'ba and between Safa and Marwa), and those who had no 

Hadi with them finished their Ihram. I got the menses and performed all the ceremonies 

of Hajj. So, when the Night of Hasba (night of departure) came, I said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! All your companions are returning with Hajj and "Umra except me." He asked 

me, "Didn't you perform Tawaf of the Ka'ba (Umra) when you reached Mecca?" I said, 

"No." He said, "Go to Tan'im with your brother "Abdur-Rahman, and assume Ihram for 

'Umra and I will wait for you at such and such a place." So I went with "Abdur-Rahman 

to Tan'im and assumed Ihram for "Umra. Then Safiya bint Huyay got menses. The 

Prophet said, " Aqra Halqa! You will detain us! Didn't you perform Tawaf-al-Ifada on the 

Day of Nahr (slaughtering)?" She said, "Yes, I did." He said, "Then there is no harm, 

depart." So I met the Prophet when he was ascending the heights towards Mecca and I 

was descending, or vice-versa. 

2.816: 

Narrated "Abdul-Aziz bin Rufai: 

I asked Anas bin Malik, "Tell me something you have observed about the Prophet 

concerning where he offered the Zuhr prayer on the Day of Tarwiya (8th Dhul-Hijja)." 

Anas replied, "He offered it at Mina." I said, "Where did he offer the "Asr prayer on the 

Day of Nafr (day of departure from Mina)?" He replied, "At Al-Abtah," and added, "You 

should do as your leaders do." 

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The Prophet offered the Zuhr, "Asr, Maghrib and Tsha' prayers and slept for a while at a 

place called Al-Mahassab and then he rode towards the Ka"ba and performed Tawaf (al- 

Wada). 

2.818: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

It (i.e. Al-Abtah) was a place where the Prophet used to camp so that it might be easier 

for him to depart. 

2.819: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Staying at Al-Mahassab is not one of the ceremonies (of Hajj), but Al-Mahassab is a 

place where Allah's Apostle camped (during his Hajjat-al-Wida). 

2.820: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn Umar used to spend the night at Dhi-Tuwa in between the two Thaniyas and then he 

would enter Mecca through the Thaniya which is at the higher region of Mecca, and 

whenever he came to Mecca for Hajj or "Umra, he never made his she camel kneel down 

except near the gate of the Masjid (Sacred Mosque) and then he would enter (it) and go to 

the Black (stone) Corner and start from there circumambulating the Ka'ba seven times: 

hastening in the first three rounds (Ramal) and walking in the last four. On finishing, he 

would offer two rak'at prayer and set out to perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa 

before returning to his dwelling place. On returning (to Medina) from Hajj or "Umra, he 

used to make his camel kneel down at Al-Batha which is at Dhul-Hulaifa, the place where 

the Prophet used to make his camel kneel down. 

2.821: 

Narrated Khalid bin Al-Harith: 

'Ubaidullah was asked about Al Mahassab. 'Ubaidullah narrated: Naff said, Allah's 

Apostles, "Umar and Ibn "Umar camped there." Naff added, "Ibn "Umar used to offer the 

Zuhr and "Asr prayers at it (i.e. Al-Mahassab)." I think he mentioned the Maghrib prayer 

also. I said, "I don't doubt about Tsha' (i.e. he used to offer it there also), and he used to 

sleep there for a while. He used to say, 'The Prophet used to do the same.' " 

2.822: 

Narrated Ibn ' "Abbas : 

Dhul-Majaz and "Ukaz were the markets of the people during the Pre-Islamic period of 

ignorance. When the people embraced Islam, they disliked to do bargaining there till the 

following Holy Verses were revealed:-- There is no harm for you If you seek of the 

bounty Of your Tord (during Hajj by trading, etc.) (2.198) 

2.823: 

Narrated ' Aisha: 

Safiya got her menses on the night of Nafr (departure from Hajj), and she said, "I see that 

I will detain you." The Prophet said, "Aqra Halqa! Did she perform the Tawaf on the Day 

of Nahr (slaughtering)?" Somebody replied in the affirmative. He said, "Then depart." 

(Different narrators mentioned that) "Aisha said, "We set out with Allah's Apostle (from 

Medina) with the intention of performing Hajj only. When we reached Mecca, he ordered 

us to finish the Ihram. When it was the night of Nafr (departure), Safiya bint Huyay got 

her menses. The Prophet said, "Halqa Aqra! I think that she will detain you," and added, 



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"Did you perform the Tawaf (Al-Ifada) on the Day of Nahr (slaughtering)?" She replied, 
"Yes." He said, "Then depart." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have not (done the Umra)." 
He replied, "Perform 'Umra from Tan'im." My brother went with me and we came across 
the Prophet in the last part of the night. He said, "Wait at such and such a place." 

Volume 3 

3.1: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "(The performance of) "Umra is an expiation for the sins committed 

(between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by 

Allah) is nothing except Paradise." 

3.2: 

Narrated Ibn Juraij : 

Tkrima bin Khalid asked Ibn 'Umar about performing "Umra before Hajj. Ibn 'Umar 

replied, "There is no harm in it." 'Ikrima said, "Ibn 'Umar also said, 'The Prophet had 

performed 'Umra before performing Hajj.'" 

3.3: 

Narrated 'Ikrima bin Khalid: 

"I asked Ibn 'Umar the same (as above). 

3.4: 

Narrated Mujahid: 

Ursa bin Az-Zubair and I entered the Mosque (of the Prophet) and saw 'Abdullah bin 

'Umar sitting near the dwelling place of Aisha and some people were offering the Duha 

prayer. We asked him about their prayer and he replied that it was a heresy. He (Ursa) 

then asked him how many times the Prophet had performed 'Umra. He replied, 'Four 

times; one of them was in the month of Rajab." We disliked to contradict him. Then we 

heard 'Aisha, the Mother of faithful believers cleaning her teeth with Siwak in the 

dwelling place. Ursa said, "O Mother! O Mother of the believers! Don't you hear what 

Abu 'Abdur Rahman is saying?" She said, "What does he say?" Ursa said, "He says that 

Allah's Apostle performed four 'Umra and one of them was in the month of Rajab." 

'Aisha said, "May Allah be merciful to Abu 'Abdur Rahman! The Prophet did not 

perform any 'Umra except that he was with him, and he never performed any 'Umra in 

Rajab." 

3.5: 

Narrated Ursa bin Az-Zubair: 

I asked 'Aisha (whether the Prophet had performed 'Umra in Rajab). She replied, "Allah's 

Apostle never performed any 'Umra in Rajab." 

3.6: 

Narrated Qatada: 

I asked Anas how many times the Prophet had performed 'Umra. He replied, "Four times. 

1. 'Umra of Hudaibiya in Dhi-1-Qa'da when the pagans hindered him; 2. 'Umra in the 

following year in Dhi-1-Qa'da after the peace treaty with them (the pagans); 3. 'Umra 

from Al-Ja'rana where he distributed the war booty." I think he meant the booty (of the 

battle) of Hunain. I asked, "How many times did he perform Hajj?" He (Anas) replied, 

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3.7: 

Narrated Qatada: 

I asked Anas (about the Prophet's 'Umra) and he replied, "The Prophet performed 'Umra 

when the pagans made him return, and Umra of al-Hudaibiya (the next year), and another 

'Umra in Dhi-1-Qa'da, and another 'Umra in combination with his Hajj." 

3.8: 

Narrated Hammam: 

The Prophet performed four 'Umra (three) in Dhi-1-Qa'da except the (one) 'Umra which 

he performed with his Hajj: His 'Umra from Al-hudaibiya, and the one of the following 

year, and the one from Al- Jr'rana where he distributed the booty (of the battle) of Hunain, 

and another 'Umra with his Hajj. 

3.9: 

Narrated Abu 'Is-haq: 

I asked Masruq, 'Ata' and Mujahid (about the 'Umra of Allah's Apostle). They said, 

"Allah's Apostle had performed 'Umra in Dhi-1-Qa'da before he performed Hajj." I heard 

Al-Bara' bin 'Azib saying, "Allah's Apostle had performed 'Umra in Dhi-1-Qa'da twice 

before he performed Hajj." 

3.10: 

Narrated Ata: 

I heard Ibn 'Abbas saying, "Allah's Apostle asked an Ansari woman (Ibn 'Abbas named 

her but 'Ata' forgot her name), 'What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?' She 

replied, 'We have a camel and the father of so-and-so and his son (i.e. her husband and 

her son) rode it and left one camel for us to use for irrigation.' He said (to her), 'Perform 

'Umra when Ramadan comes, for 'Umra in Ramadan is equal to Hajj (in reward),' or said 

something similar." 

3.11: 

Narrated Aisha: 

We set out along with Allah's Apostle shortly before the appearance of the new moon 

(crescent) of the month of Dhi-1-Hijja and he said to us, "Whoever wants to assume Hiram 

for Hajj may do so; and whoever wants to assume Ihram for 'Umra may do so. Hadn't I 

brought the Hadi (animal for sacrificing) (with me), I would have assumed Ihram for 

'Umra." ('Aisha added,): So some of us assumed Ihram for 'Umra while the others for 

Hajj. I was amongst those who assumed Ihram for 'Umra. The day of 'Arafat approached 

and I was still menstruating. I complained to the Prophet (about that) and he said, 

"Abandon your 'Umra, undo and comb your hair, and assume Ihram for Hajj;." When it 

was the night of Hasba, he sent 'Abdur Rahman with me to at-Tan'im and I assumed 

Ihram for 'Umra (and performed it) in lieu of my missed 'Umra. 

3.12: 

Narrated 'Amr bin Aus: 

' Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr told me that the Prophet had ordered him to let 'Aisha ride 

behind him and to make he perform 'Umra from at-Tan'im. 

3.13: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet and his companions assumed Ihram for Hajj and none except the Prophet 

and Talha had the Hadi with them. ' Ali had come from Yemen and he had the Hadi with 



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him. He f Ali) said, "I have assumed Ihram with an intention like that of Allah's Apostle 

has assumed it." The Prophet ordered his companions to intend the Ihram with which they 

had come for "Umra, to perform the Tawaf of the Ka'ba (and between Safa and Marwa), 

to get their hair cut short and then to finish their Ihram with the exception of those who 

had the Hadi with them. They asked, "Shall we go to Mina and the private organs of some 

of us are dribbling (if we finish Ihram and have sexual relations with our wives)?" The 

Prophet heard that and said, "Had I known what I know now, I would not have brought 

the Hadi. If I did not have the Hadi with me I would have finished my Ihram." "Aisha got 

her menses and performed all the ceremonies (of Hajj) except the Tawaf . So when she 

became clean from her menses, and she had performed the Tawaf of the Ka'ba, she said, 

"O Allah's Apostle! You (people) are returning with both Hajj and "Umra and I am 

returning only with Hajj!" So, he ordered "Abdur Rahman bin Abu Bakr to go with her to 

at-Tan'im. Thus she performed "Umra after the Hajj in the month of Dhi-1-Hijja. Suraqa 

bin Malik bin Ju'sham met the Prophet at Al-'Aqaba (Jamrat-ul Aqaba) while the latter 

was stoning it and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Is this permissible only for you?" The 

Prophet replied, "No, it is for ever (i.e. it is permissible for all Muslims to perform 'Umra 

before Hajj." 

3.14: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We set out with Allah's Apostle shortly before the appearance of the new moon of Dhi-1- 

Hijja and he said, "Whoever wants to assume Ihram for "Umra may do so, and whoever 

wants to assume Ihram for Hajj may do so. Had not I brought the Hadi with me, I would 

have assumed Ihram for "Umra." Some of the people assumed Ihram for 'Umra while 

others for Hajj. I was amongst those who had assumed Ihram for "Umra. I got my menses 

before entering Mecca, and was menstruating till the day of 'Arafat. I complained to 

Allah's Apostle about it, he said, "Abandon your "Umra, undo and comb your hair, and 

assume Ihram for Hajj." So, I did that accordingly. When it was the night of Hasba (day 

of departure from Mina), the Prophet sent 'Abdur Rahman with me to at-Tan'im. 

The sub-narrator adds: He ("Abdur-Rahman) let her ride behind him. And she assumed 

Ihram for 'Umra in lieu of the abandoned one. Aisha completed her Hajj and "Umra, and 

no Hadi, Sadaqa (charity), or fasting was obligatory for her. 

3.15: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

That 'Aisha said, "O Allah's Apostle! The people are returning after performing the two 

Nusuks (i.e. Hajj and "Umra) but I am returning with one only?" He said, "Wait till you 

become clean from your menses and then go to at-Tan'im, assume Ihram (and after 

performing "Umra) join us at such-and-such a place. But it (i.e. the reward if "Umra) is 

according to your expenses or the hardship (which you will undergo while performing it). 

3.16: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

We set out assuming the Ihram for Hajj in the months of Hajj towards the sacred 

precincts of Hajj. We dismounted at Sarif and the Prophet said to his companions, 

"Whoever has not got the Hadi with him and likes to make it as "Umra, he should do it, 

but he who has got the Hadi with him should not do it." The Prophet and some of his 

wealthy companions had the Hadi with them, so they did not finish Ihram after 



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performing the 'Umra. The Prophet came to me while I was weeping. He asked me the 
reason for it. I replied, "I have heard of what you have said to your companions and I 
cannot do the "Umra." He asked me, "What is the matter with you?" I replied, "I am not 
praying." He said, "There is no harm in it as you are one of the daughters of Adam and 
the same is written for you as for others. So, you should perform Hajj and I hope that 
Allah will enable you to perform the "Umra as well." So, I carried on till we departed 
from Mina and halted at Al-Mahassab. The Prophet called 'Abdur-Rahman and said, "Go 
out of the sanctuary with your sister and let her assume Ihram for "Umra, and after both of 
you have finished the Tawaf I will be waiting for you at this place." We came back at 
midnight and the Prophet asked us, "Have you finished?" I replied in the affirmative. He 
announced the departure and the people set out for the journey and some of them had 
performed the Tawaf of the Ka'ba before the morning prayer, and after that the Prophet 
set out for Medina. 
3.17: 

Narrated Safwan bin YaTa bin Umaiya from his father who said: 

"A man came to the Prophet while he was at Ji'rana. The man was wearing a cloak which 
had traces of Khaluq or Sufra (a kind of perfume). The man asked (the Prophet ), What 
do you order me to perform in my "Umra?" So, Allah inspired the Prophet divinely and he 
was screened by a place of cloth. I wished to see the Prophet being divinely inspired. 
"Umar said to me, 'Come! Will you be pleased to look at the Prophet while Allah is 
inspiring him?' I replied in the affirmative. "Umar lifted one corner of the cloth and I 
looked at the Prophet who was snoring. (The sub-narrator thought that he said: The 
snoring was like that of a camel). When that state was over, the Prophet asked, "Where is 
the questioner who asked about 'Umra? Put off your cloak and wash away the traces of 
Khaluq from your body and clean the Sufra (yellow color) and perform in your Umra 
what you perform in your Hajj (i.e. the Tawaf round the Ka'ba and the Sa'i between Safa 
and Marwa). " 
3.18: 

Narrated Hisham Ibn 'Urwa from his father who said: 

While I was a youngster, I asked 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet. "What about the meaning 
of the Statement of Allah; 

"Verily! (the mountains) As-Safa and Al Marwa, are among the symbols of Allah. So, it 
is not harmful if those who perform Hajj or 'Umra of the House (Ka'ba at Mecca) to 
perform the going (Tawaf) between them? (2.158) I understand (from that) that there is 
no harm if somebody does not perform the Tawaf between them." 'Aisha replied, "No, for 
if it were as you are saying, then the recitation would have been like this: 'It is not harmful 
not to perform Tawaf between them.' This verse was revealed in connection with the 
Ansar who used to assume the Ihram for the idol Manat which was put beside a place 
called Qudaid and those people thought it not right to perform the Tawaf of As-Safa and 
Al-Marwa. When Islam came, they asked Allah's Apostle about that, and Allah revealed: - 

"Verily! (the mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwa Are among the symbols of Allah. So, it 
is not harmful of those who perform Hajj or "Umra of the House (Ka'ba at Mecca) to 
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from Hisham (from 'Aisha): "The Hajj or 'Umra of the person who does not perform the 
going (Tawaf) between As-Safa and Al-Marwa is incomplete in Allah's sight. 
3.19: 

Narrated Isma'il: 

'Abdullah bin Abu "Aufa said: "Allah's Apostle performed 'Umra and we too performed 
'Umra along with him. When he entered Mecca he performed the Tawaf (of Ka'ba) and 
we too performed it along with him, and then he came to the As-Safa and Al-Marwa (i.e. 
performed the Sai) and we also came to them along with him. We were shielding him 
from the people of Mecca lest they may hit him with an arrow." A friend of his asked him 
(i.e. "Abdullah bin "Aufa), "Did the Prophet enter the Ka'ba (during that "Umra)?" He 
replied in the negative. Then he said, "What did he (the Prophet ) say about Khadija?" He 
(Abdullah bin 'Aufa) said, "(He said) 'Give Khadija the good tidings that she will have a 
palace made of Qasab in Paradise and there will be neither noise nor any trouble in it." 
3.20: 

Narrated 'Amr bin Dinar: 

We asked Ibn "Umar whether a man who had performed the Tawaf of the Ka'ba but had 
not performed the Tawaf between As-Safa and Al-Marwa yet, was permitted to have 
sexual relation with his wife. He replied, "The Prophet arrived (at Mecca) and 
circumambulated the Ka'ba seven times and then offered a two rak'at prayer behind 
Maqam-lbrahim and then performed the going (Tawaf) between As-Safa and Al-Marwa 
(seven times) (and verily, in Allah's Apostle you have a good example." And we asked 
Jabir bin "Abdullah (the same question) and he replied, "He should not go near her till he 
has finished the going (Tawaf) between As-Safa and Al-Marwa." 
3.21: 

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Astf ari: 

I came to the Prophet at Al-Batha' while his camel was kneeling down and he asked me, 
"Have you intended to perform the Hajj?" I replied in the affirmative. He asked me, 'With 
what intention have you assumed Ihram?" I replied, "I have assumed Ihram with the same 
intention as that of the Prophet. He said, "You have done well. Perform the Tawaf of the 
Ka'ba and (the Sai) between As-Safa and Al-Marwa and then finish the Ihram." So, I 
performed the Tawaf around the Ka'ba and the Sai) between As-Safa and Al-Marwa and 
then went to a woman of the tribe of Qais who cleaned my head from lice. Later I 
assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I used to give the verdict of doing the same till the caliphate 
of "Umar who said, "If you follow the Holy Book then it orders you to remain in the state 
of Ihram till you finish from Hajj, if you follow the Prophet then he did not finish his 
Ihram till the Hadi (sacrifice) had reached its place of slaughtering (Hajj-al-Qiran). 
3.22: 

Narrated Al-Aswad: 

'Abdullah the slave of Asma bint Abu Bakr, told me that he used to hear Asma', 
whenever she passed by Al-Hajun, saying, "May Allah bless His Apostle Muhammad. 
Once we dismounted here with him, and at that time we were traveling with light 
luggage; we had a few riding animals and a little food ration. I, my sister, 'Aisha, Az- 
Zubair and such and such persons performed 'Umra, and when we had passed our hands 
over the Ka'ba (i.e. performed Tawaf round the Ka'ba and between As-Safa and Al- 
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3.23: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle returned from a Ghazwa, Hajj or "Umra, he used to say Takbir 

thrice at every elevation of the ground and then would say, "None has the right to be 

worshipped but Allah; He is One and has no partner. All the kingdoms is for Him, and all 

the praises are for Him, and He is Omnipotent. We are returning with repentance, 

worshipping, prostrating, and praising our Lord. He has kept up His promise and made 

His slave victorious, and He Alone defeated all the clans of (non-believers). 

3.24: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When the Prophet arrived at Mecca, some boys of the tribe of Bani 'Abdul Muttalib went 

to receive him, and the Prophet made one of them ride in front of him and the other 

behind him. 

3.25: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle left for Mecca, he used to pray in the mosque of Ash-Shajra, 

and when he returned (to Medina), he used to pray in the middle of the valley of Dhul- 

Hulaifa and used to pass the night there till morning. 

3.26: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet never returned to his family from a journey at night. He used to return either 

in the morning or in the afternoon. 

3.27: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet forbade going to one's family at night (on arrival from a journey). 

3.28: 

Narrated Humaid: 

Anas said, "Whenever Allah's Apostle returned from a journey, he, on seeing the high 

places of Medina, would make his she-camel proceed faster; and if it were another 

animal, even then he used to make it proceed faster." 

Narrated Humaid that the Prophet used to make it proceed faster out of his love for 

Medina. 

3.29: 

Narrated Anas: 

As above, but mentioned "the walls of Medina" instead of "the high places of Medina. Al- 

Harith bin 'Umar agrees with Anas. 

3.30: 

Narrated Abu 'Is-haq: 

I heard Al-Bara' saying, "The above Verse was revealed regarding us, for the Ansar on 

returning from Hajj never entered their houses through the proper doors but from behind. 

One of the Ansar came and entered through the door and he was taunted for it. Therefore, 

the following was revealed: — 

"It is not righteousness That you enter the houses from the back, But the righteous man is 

He who fears Allah, Obeys His order and keeps away from What He has forbidden So, 

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3.31: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Traveling is a kind of torture as it prevents one from eating, drinking 
and sleeping properly. So, when one's needs are fulfilled, one should return quickly to 
one's family." 
3.32: 

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father: 

I was with Ibn 'Umar on the way to Mecca, and he got the news that Safiya bint Abu 
Ubaid was seriously ill. So, he hastened his pace, and when the twilight disappeared, he 
dismounted and offered the Maghrib and Tsha' prayers together. Then he said, "I saw that 
whenever the Prophet had to hasten when traveling, he would delay the Maghrib prayer 
and join them together (i.e. offer the Maghrib and the Tsha prayers together). 
3.33: 

Narrated Naff : 

When 'Abdullah bin 'Umar set out for Mecca intending to perform Umra, at the time of 
afflictions, he said, "If I should be prevented from reaching the Ka'ba, then I would do the 
same as Allah's Apostle did, so I assume the lhram for Umra as Allah's Apostle assumed 
the lhram for Umra in the year of Hudaibiya." 
3.34: 

Narrated Naff : 

That Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah and Salim bin 'Abdullah informed him that they told Ibn 
'Umar when Ibn Az-Zubair was attacked by the army, saying "There is no harm for you if 
you did not perform Hajj this year. We are afraid that you may be prevented from 
reaching the Ka'ba." Ibn 'Umar said "We set out with Allah's Apostle and the non- 
believers of Quraish prevented us from reaching the Ka'ba, and so the Prophet 
slaughtered his Hadi and got his head shaved." Ibn 'Umar added, "I make you witnesses 
that I have made 'Umra obligatory for me. And, Allah willing, I will go and then if the 
way to Ka'ba is clear, I will perform the Tawaf, but if I am prevented from going to the 
Ka'ba then I will do the same as the Prophet did while I was in his company." Ibn 'Umar 
then assumed lhram for Umra from Dhul-Hulaifa and proceeded for a while and said, 
"The conditions of 'Umra and Hajj are similar and I make you witnesses that I have made 
'Umra and Hajj obligatory for myself." So, he did not finish the lhram till the day of Nahr 
(slaughtering) came, and he slaughtered his Hadi. He used to say, "I will not finish the 
lhram till I perform the Tawaf, one Tawaf on the day of entering Mecca (i.e. of Safa and 
Marwa for both 'Umra and Hajj). 
3.35: 

Narrated Naff : 

Some of the sons of 'Abdullah told him (i.e. 'Abdullah) if he had stayed (and not 
performed Hajj that year). 
3.36: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle was prevented from performing ('Umra) Therefore, he shaved his head 
and had sexual relations with his wives and slaughtered his Hadi and performed Umra in 
the following year. 
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Narrated Salim: 

(Abdullah) bin 'Umar used to say, "Is not (the following of) the tradition of Allah's 

Apostle sufficient for you? If anyone of you is prevented from performing Hajj, he should 

perform the Tawaf of the Ka'ba and between As-Safa and Al-Marwa and then finish the 

Ihram and everything will become legal for him which was illegal for him (during the 

state of Ihram) and he can perform Hajj in a following year and he should slaughter a 

Hadi or fast in case he cannot afford the Hadi." 

3.38: 

Narrated Al-Miswar: 

Allah's Apostle slaughtered (the Hadi) before he had his head shaved and then he ordered 

his Companions to do the same. 

3.39: 

Narrated Naff : 

That "Abdullah and Salim said to "Abdullah bin "Umar, "(You should not go for Hajj this 

year)." 'Abdullah bin "Umar replied, "We set out with the Prophet (to Mecca for 

performing "Umra) and e infidels of Quraish prevented us from reaching the Ka'ba. 

Allah's Apostle slaughtered his Budn (camels for sacrifice) and got his head shaved." 

3.40: 

Narrated Naff : 

When "Abdullah bin "Umar set out for Mecca with the intentions performing "Umra in 

the period of afflictions, he said, "If I should be prevented from reaching the Ka'ba, then I 

would do the same as we did while in the company of Allah's Apostle ." So, he assumed 

the Ihram for "Umra since the Prophet had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra in the year of 

Al-Hudaibiya. Then 'Abdullah bin "Umar thought about it and said, "The conditions for 

both Hajj and 'Umra are similar." He then turned towards his companions and said, "The 

conditions of both Hajj and 'Umra are similar and I make you witnesses that I have made 

the performance of Hajj obligatory for myself along with "Umra." He then performed one 

Tawaf (between As-Safa and Al-Marwa) for both of them (i.e. Hajj and ("Umra) and 

considered that to be sufficient for him and offered a Hadi. 

3.41: 

Narrated " Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Layla: 

Ka'b bin 'Ujra said that Allah's Apostle said to him (Ka'b), "Perhaps your lice have 

troubled you?" Ka'b replied, "Yes! O Allah's Apostle." Allah's Apostle said, "Have your 

head shaved and then either fast three days or feed six poor persons or slaughter one 

sheep as a sacrifice." 

3.42: 

Narrated Ka'b bin 'Umra: 

Allah's Apostle stood beside me at Al-Hudaibiya and the lice were falling from my head 

in great number. He asked me, "Have your lice troubled you?" I replied in the affirmative. 

He ordered me to get my head shaved. Ka'b added, "This Holy Verse:~'And if any of you 

is ill, or has ailment in his scalp (2.196), etc. was revealed regarding me. "The Prophet 

then ordered me either to fast three days, or to feed six poor persons with one Faraq (three 

Sas) (of dates), or to slaughter a sheep, etc. (sacrifice) whatever was available. 

3.43: 

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I sat with Ka'b bin 'Ujra and asked him about the Fidya. He replied, "This revelation was 

revealed concerning my case especially, but it is also for you in general. I was carried to 

Allah's Apostle and the lice were falling in great number on my face. The Prophet said, "I 

have never thought that your ailment (or struggle) has reached to such an extent as I see. 

Can you afford a sheep?" I replied in the negative. He then said, "Fast for three days, or 

feed six poor persons each with half a Sa of food." (1 Sa = 3 Kilograms approx.) 

3.44: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Layla: 

(Reporting the speech of Ka'b bin Umra) Allah's Apostle saw him (i.e. Ka'b) while the 

lice were falling on his face. He asked (him), "Have your lice troubled you?" He replied 

in the affirmative. So, he ordered him to get his head shaved while he was at Al- 

Hudaibiya. At that time they were not permitted to finish their Ihram, and were still 

hoping to enter Mecca. So, Allah revealed the verses of Al-Fidya. Allah's Apostle ordered 

him to feed six poor persons with one Faraq of food or to slaughter one sheep (as a 

sacrifice) or to fast for three days. 

3.45: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever performs Hajj to this House (Ka'ba) and does not 

approach his wife for sexual relations nor commits sins (while performing Hajj), he will 

come out as sinless as a newly-born child. (Just delivered by his mother). 

3.46: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever performs Hajj to this Ka'ba and does not approach his wife 

for sexual relations nor commit sins (while performing Hajj), he will come out as sinless 

as a newborn child, (just delivered by his mother). 

3.47: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Qatada: 

My father set out (for Mecca) in the year of Al-Hudaibiya, and his companions assumed 

Ihram, but he did not. At that time the Prophet was informed that an enemy wanted to 

attack him, so the Prophet proceeded onwards. While my father was among his 

companions, some of them laughed among themselves. (My father said), "I looked up and 

saw an onager. I attacked, stabbed and caught it. I then sought my companions' help but 

they refused to help me. (Later) we all ate its meat. We were afraid that we might be left 

behind (separated) from the Prophet so I went in search of the Prophet and made my 

horse to run at a galloping speed at times and let it go slow at an ordinary speed at other 

times till I met a man from the tribe of Bani Ghifar at midnight. I asked him, "Where did 

you leave the Prophet ?" He replied, "I left him at Ta'hun and he had the intention of 

having the midday rest at As-Suqya. I followed the trace and joined the Prophet and said, 

'O Allah's Apostle! Your people (companions) send you their compliments, and (ask for) 

Allah's Blessings upon you. They are afraid lest they may be left behind; so please wait 

for them.' I added, 'O Allah's Apostle! I hunted an onager and some of its meat is with me. 

The Prophet told the people to eat it though all of them were in the state of Ihram." 

3.48: 

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That his father said "We proceeded with the Prophet in the year of Al-Hudaibiya and his 
companions assumed Ihram but I did not. We were informed that some enemies were at 
Ghaiqa and so we went on towards them. My companions saw an onager and some of 
them started laughing among themselves. I looked and saw it. I chased it with my horse 
and stabbed and caught it. I wanted some help from my companions but they refused. (I 
slaughtered it all alone). We all ate from it (i.e. its meat). Then I followed Allah's Apostle 
lest we should be left behind. At times I urged my horse to run at a galloping speed and at 
other times at an ordinary slow speed. On the way I met a man from the tribe of Bani 
Ghifar at midnight. I asked him where he had left Allah's Apostle . The man replied that 
he had left the Prophet at a place called Ta'hun and he had the intention of having the 
midday rest at As-Suqya. So, I followed Allah's Apostle till I reached him and said, "O 
Allah's Apostle! I have been sent by my companions who send you their greetings and 
compliments and ask for Allah's Mercy and Blessings upon you. They were afraid lest the 
enemy might intervene between you and them; so please wait for them." So he did. Then I 
said, "O Allah's Apostle! We have hunted an onager and have some of it (i.e. its meat) left 
over." Allah's Apostle told his companions to eat the meat although all of them were in a 
state of Ihram." 
3.49: 

Narrated Abu Qatada: 

We were in the company of the Prophet at a place called Al-Qaha (which is at a distance 
of three stages of journey from Medina). Abu Qatada narrated through another group of 
narrators: We were in the company of the Prophet at a place called Al-Qaha and some of 
us had assumed Ihram while the others had not. I noticed that some of my companions 
were watching something, so I looked up and saw an onager. (I rode my horse and took 
the spear and whip) but my whip fell down (and I asked them to pick it up for me) but 
they said, "We will not help you by any means as we are in a state of Ihram." So, I picked 
up the whip myself and attacked the onager from behind a hillock and slaughtered it and 
brought it to my companions. Some of them said, "Eat it." While some others said, "Do 
not eat it." So, I went to the Prophet who was ahead of us and asked him about it, He 
replied, "Eat it as it is Halal (i.e. it is legal to eat it). 
3.50: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Qatada: 

That his father had told him that Allah's Apostle set out for Hajj and so did his 
companions. He sent a batch of his companions by another route and Abu Qatada was 
one of them. The Prophet said to them, "Proceed along the seashore till we meet all 
together." So, they took the route of the seashore, and when they started all of them 
assumed Ihram except Abu Qatada. While they were proceeding on, his companions saw 
a group of onagers. Abu Qatada chased the onagers and attacked and wounded a she- 
onager. They got down and ate some of its meat and said to each other: "How do we eat 
the meat of the game while we are in a state of Ihram?" So, we (they) carried the rest of 
the she-onager's meat, and when they met Allah's Apostle they asked, saying, "O Allah's 
Apostle! We assumed Ihram with the exception of Abu Qatada and we saw (a group) of 
onagers. Abu Qatada attacked them and wounded a she-onager from them. Then we got 
down and ate from its meat. Later, we said, (to each other), 'How do we eat the meat of 
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asked, "Did anyone of you order Abu Qatada to attack it or point at it?" They replied in 

the negative. He said, "Then eat what is left of its meat." 

3.51: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

From As-Sa'b bin Jath-thama Al-Laithi that the latter presented an onager to Allah's 

Apostle while he was at Al-Abwa' or at Waddan, and he refused it. On noticing the signs 

of some unpleasant feeling of disappointment on his (As-Sab's) face, the Prophet said to 

him, "I have only returned it because I am Muhrim." 

3.52: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "It is not sinful of a Muhrim to kill five kinds of animals." 

3.53: 

One of the wives of the Prophet narrated: 

The Prophet said, "A Muhrim can kill (five kinds of animals.)" 

3.54: 

Narrated Hafsa: 

Allah's Apostle said, "It is not sinful (of a Muhrim) to kill five kinds of animals, namely: 

the crow, the kite, the mouse, the scorpion and the rabid dog." 

3.55: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Five kinds of animals are harmful and could be killed in the Haram 

(Sanctuary). These are: the crow, the kite, the scorpion, the mouse and the rabid dog." 

3.56: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

While we were in the company of the Prophet in a cave at Mina, when Surat-wal- 

Mursalat were revealed and he recited it and I heard it (directly) from his mouth as soon 

as he recited its revelation. Suddenly a snake sprang at us and the Prophet said (ordered 

us): "Kill it." We ran to kill it but it escaped quickly. The Prophet said, "It has escaped 

your evil and you too have escaped its evil." 

3.57: 

Narrated 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet: 

Allah's Apostle called the salamander a bad animal, but I did not hear him ordering it to 

be killed." 

3.58: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Abu Sa'id Al-Maqburi: 

Abu Shuraih, Al-'Adawi said that he had said to 'Amr bin Sa'id when he was sending the 

troops to Mecca (to fight 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair), "O Chief! Allow me to tell you what 

Allah's Apostle said on the day following the Conquest of Mecca. My ears heard that and 

my heart understood it thoroughly and I saw with my own eyes the Prophet when he, after 

Glorifying and Praising Allah, started saying, Allah, not the people, made Mecca a 

sanctuary, so anybody who has belief in Allah and the Last Day should neither shed blood 

in it, nor should he cut down its trees. If anybody tells (argues) that fighting in it is 

permissible on the basis that Allah's Apostle did fight in Mecca, say to him, Allah 

allowed His Apostle and did not allow you.' "Allah allowed me only for a few hours on 

that day (of the conquest) and today its sanctity is valid as it was before. So, those who 



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are present should inform those who are absent (concerning this fact." Abu Shuraih was 
asked, "What did 'Amr reply?" He said, ('Amr said) 'O Abu Shuraih! I know better than 
you in this respect Mecca does not give protection to a sinner, a murderer or a thief." 
3.59: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

"The Prophet said, Allah has made Mecca, a sanctuary, so it was a sanctuary before me 
and will continue to be a sanctuary after me. It was made legal for me (i.e. I was allowed 
to fight in it) for a few hours of a day. It is not allowed to uproot its shrubs or to cut its 
trees, or to chase (or disturb) its game, or to pick up its luqata (fallen things) except by a 
person who would announce that (what he has found) publicly.' Al-"Abbas said, 'O 
Allah's Apostle! Except Al-Idhkhir (a kind of grass) (for it is used) by our goldsmiths and 
for our graves.' The Prophet then said, 'Except Al-Idhkhir.' " "Ikrima said, 'Do you know 
what "chasing or disturbing" the game means? It means driving it out of the shade to 
occupy its place." 
3.60: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

On the day of the conquest of Mecca, the Prophet said, "There is no more emigration 
(from Mecca) but Jihad and intentions, and whenever you are called for Jihad, you should 
go immediately. No doubt, Allah has made this place (Mecca) a sanctuary since the 
creation of the heavens and the earth and will remain a sanctuary till the Day of 
Resurrection as Allah has ordained its sanctity. Fighting was not permissible in it for 
anyone before me, and even for me it was allowed only for a portion of a day. So, it is a 
sanctuary with Allah's sanctity till the Day of Resurrection. Its thorns should not be 
uprooted and its game should not be chased; and its luqata (fallen things) should not be 
picked up except by one who would announce that publicly, and its vegetation (grass etc.) 
should not be cut." Al-"Abbas said, "O Allah's Apostle! Except Al-Idhkhir, (for it is used 
by their blacksmiths and for their domestic purposes)." So, the Prophet said, "Except Al- 
Idhkhir." 
3.61: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle was cupped while he was in a state of Ihram. 
3.62: 

Narrated Ibn Buhaina: 

The Prophet, while in the state of Ihram, was cupped at the middle of his head at Liha- 
Jamal. 
3.63: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet married Maimuna while he was in the state of Ihram, (only the ceremonies of 
marriage were held). 
3.64: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

A person stood up and asked, "O Allah's: Apostle! What clothes may be worn in the state 
of Ihram?" The Prophet replied, "Do not wear a shirt or trousers, or any headgear (e.g. a 
turban), or a hooded cloak; but if somebody has no shoes he can wear leather stockings 
provided they are cut short off the ankles, and also, do not wear anything perfumed with 



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Wars or saffron, and the Muhrima (a woman in the state of Ihram) should not cover her 

face, or wear gloves." 

3.65: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man was crushed to death by his she-camel and was brought to Allah's Apostle who 

said, "Give him a bath and shroud him, but do not cover his head, and do not bring any 

perfume near to him, as he will be resurrected reciting Talbiya." 

3.66: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Hunain: 

"Abdullah bin Al-Abbas and Al-Miswar bin Makhrama differed at Al-Abwa'; Ibn "Abbas 

said that a Muhrim could wash his head; while Al-Miswar maintained that he should not 

do so. "Abdullah bin "Abbas sent me to Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari and I found him bathing 

between the two wooden posts (of the well) and was screened with a sheet of cloth. I 

greeted him and he asked who I was. I replied, "I am "Abdullah bin Hunain and I have 

been sent to you by Ibn "Abbas to ask you how Allah's Apostle used to wash his head 

while in the state of lhram." Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari caught hold of the sheet of cloth and 

lowered it till his head appeared before me, and then told somebody to pour water on his 

head. He poured water on his head, and he (Abu Aiyub) rubbed his head with his hands 

by bringing them from back to front and from front to back and said, "I saw the Prophet 

doing like this." 

3.67: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

I heard the Prophet delivering a sermon at "Arafat saying, "If a Muhrim does not find 

slippers, he could wear Khuffs (socks made from thick fabric or leather, but he has to cut 

short the Khuffs below the ankles), and if he does not find an Izar (a waist sheet for 

wrapping the lower half of the body) he could wear trousers." 

3.68: 

Narrated "Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle was asked what sort of clothes a Muhrim should wear. He replied, "He 

should not wear a shirt, turbans, trousers, a hooded cloak, or a dress perfumed with 

saffron or Wars; and if slippers are not available he can wear Khuffs (socks made from 

thick fabric or leather) but he should cut them so that they reach below the ankles. 

3.69: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet delivered a sermon at "Arafat and said, "Whoever does not get an Izar can 

wear trousers, and whoever cannot get a pair of shoes can wear Khuffs (socks made from 

thick fabric or leather)." 

3.70: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

The Prophet assumed Ihram for Umra in the month of Dhul-Qa'da but the (pagan) people 

of Mecca refused to admit him into Mecca till he agreed on the condition that he would 

not bring into Mecca any arms but sheathed. 

3.71: 

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The Prophet fixed Dhul-Hulaifa as the Miqat (the place for assuming Hiram) for the 

people of Medina, and Qaran-al-Manazil for the people of Najd, and Yalamlam for the 

people of Yemen. These Mawaqit are for those people and also for those who come 

through these Mawaqit (from places other than the above-mentioned) with the intention 

of (performing) Hajj and Umra. And those living inside these Mawaqit can assume Ihram 

from the place where they start; even the people of Mecca can assume Ihram from Mecca. 

3.72: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle entered Mecca in the year of its Conquest wearing an Arabian helmet on 

his head and when the Prophet took it off, a person came and said, "Ibn Khatal is holding 

the covering of the Ka"ba (taking refuge in the Ka"ba)." The Prophet said, "Kill him." 

3.73: 

Narrated Ya'li: 

While I was with Allah's Apostle there came to him a man wearing a cloak having a trace 

of yellowish perfume or a similar thing on it. "Umar used to say to me, "Would you like 

to see the Prophet at the time when he is inspired divinely?" So, it happened that he was 

inspired (then) and when the inspiration was over the Prophet said (to that man), "Do in 

your 'Umra the same as you do in your Hajj." A man bit the hand of another man but in 

that process the latter broke one incisor tooth of the former, and the Prophet forgave the 

latter. 

3.74: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

While a man was standing with the Prophet at "Arafat, he fell from his Mount and his 

neck was crushed by it. The Prophet said, "Wash the deceased with water and Sidr and 

shroud him in two pieces of cloth, and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for Allah 

will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection and he will be reciting Talbiya." 

3.75: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

While a man was standing with the Prophet at "Arafat, he fell from his Mount and his 

neck was crushed by it. The Prophet said, "Wash the deceased with water and Sidr and 

shroud him in two pieces of cloth, and neither perfume him nor cover his head, for Allah 

will resurrect him on the Day of Resurrection and he will be reciting Talbiya." 

3.76: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man was in the company of the Prophet and his she-camel crushed his neck while he 

was in a state of Ihram and he died Allah's Apostle said, "Wash him with water and Sidr 

and shroud him in his two garments; neither perfume him nor cover his head, for he will 

be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection, reciting Talbiya." 

3.77: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A woman from the tribe of Juhaina came to the Prophet and said, "My mother had vowed 

to perform Hajj but she died before performing it. May I perform Hajj on my mother's 

behalf?" The Prophet replied, "Perform Hajj on her behalf. Had there been a debt on your 

mother, would you have paid it or not? So, pay Allah's debt as He has more right to be 

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3.78: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A woman from the tribe of Khath'am came in the year (of ,Hajjat-al-Wada" of the Prophet 

) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My father has come under Allah's obligation of 

performing Hajj but he is a very old man and cannot sit properly on his Mount. Will the 

obligation be fulfilled if I perform Hajj on his behalf?" The Prophet replied in the 

affirmative. 

3.79: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin "Abbas: 

Al-Fadl was riding behind the Prophet and a woman from the tribe of Khath'am came up. 

Al-Fadl started looking at her and she looked at him. The Prophet turned Al-Fadl's face to 

the other side. She said, "My father has come under Allah's obligation of performing Hajj 

but he is a very old man and cannot sit properly on his Mount. Shall I perform Hajj on his 

behalf? The Prophet replied in the affirmative. That happened during Hajjat-al-Wada" of 

the Prophet . 

3.80: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet sent me (to Mina) with the luggage from Jam' (i.e. Al-Muzdalifa) at night. 

3.81: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

I came riding on my she-ass and had (just) then attained the age of puberty. Allah's 

Apostle was praying at Mina. I passed in front of a part of the first row and then 

dismounted from it, and the animal started grazing. I aligned with the people behind 

Allah's Apostle (The sub-narrator added that happened in Mina during the Prophet's 

Hajjat-al-Wada" .) 

3.82: 

Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid: 

(While in the company of my parents) I was made to perform Hajj with Allah's Apostle 

and I was a seven-year-old boy then. (Fath-ul-Bari, p.443, Vol.4) 

3.83: 

Narrated Al-Ju'aid bin " Abdur-Rahman: 

I heard "Umar bin "Abdul "Aziz telling about As-Sa'ib bin Yazid that he had performed 

Hajj (while carried) with the belongings of the Prophet. 

3.84: 

Narrated Aisha (mother of the faithful believers): 

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shouldn't we participate in Holy battles and Jihad along with 

you?" He replied, "The best and the most superior Jihad (for women) is Hajj which is 

accepted by Allah." "Aisha added: Ever since I heard that from Allah's Apostle I have 

determined not to miss Hajj. 

3.85: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "A woman should not travel except with a Dhu-Mahram (her husband 

or a man with whom that woman cannot marry at all according to the Islamic 

Jurisprudence), and no man may visit her except in the presence of a Dhu-Mahram." A 



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man got up and said, "0 Allah's Apostle! I intend to go to such and such an army and my 

wife wants to perform Hajj." The Prophet said (to him), "Go along with her (to Hajj). 

3.86: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

When the Prophet returned after performing his Hajj, he asked Um Sinan Al-Ansari, 

"What did forbid you to perform Hajj?" She replied, "Father of so-and-so (i.e. her 

husband) had two camels and he performed Hajj on one of them, and the second is used 

for the irrigation of our land." The Prophet said (to her), "Perform 'Umra in the month of 

Ramadan, (as it is equivalent to Hajj or Hajj with me (in reward). 

3.87: 

Narrated Qaza'a, the slave of Ziyad: 

Abu Sa'id who participated in twelve Ghazawat with the Prophet said, "I heard four 

things from Allah's Apostle (or I narrate them from the Prophet ) which won my 

admiration and appreciation. They are: 

-1. "No lady should travel without her husband or without a Dhu-Mahram for a two-days' 

journey. 

-2. No fasting is permissible on two days of Td-ul-Fitr, and Td-al-Adha. 

-3. No prayer (may be offered) after two prayers: after the 'Asr prayer till the sun set and 

after the morning prayer till the sun rises. 

-4. Not to travel (for visiting) except for three mosques: Masjid-al-Haram (in Mecca), my 

Mosque (in Medina), and Masjid-al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem). 

3.88: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet saw an old man walking, supported by his two sons, and asked about him. 

The people informed him that he had vowed to go on foot (to the Ka'ba). He said, "Allah 

is not in need of this old man's torturing himself," and ordered him to ride. 

3.89: 

Narrated 'Uqba bin Amir: 

My sister vowed to go on foot to the Ka'ba, and she asked me to take the verdict of the 

Prophet about it. So, I did and the Prophet said, "She should walk and also should ride." 

3.90: 

Narrated Abul-Khair from "Uqba as above. 

3.91: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Medina is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be 

cut and no heresy should be innovated nor any sin should be committed in it, and 

whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits sins (bad deeds), then he will incur the 

curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people." (See Hadith No. 409, Vol 9). 

3.92: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet came to Medina and ordered a mosque to be built and said, "O Bani Najjar! 

Suggest to me the price (of your land)." They said, "We do not want its price except from 

Allah" (i.e. they wished for a reward from Allah for giving up their land freely). So, the 

Prophet ordered the graves of the pagans to be dug out and the land to be leveled, and the 



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date-palm trees to be cut down. The cut date-palms were fixed in the direction of the 

Qibla of the mosque. 

3.93: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "I have made Medina a sanctuary between its two (Harrat) mountains." 

The Prophet went to the tribe of Bani Haritha and said (to them), "I see that you have 

gone out of the sanctuary," but looking around, he added, "No, you are inside the 

sanctuary." 

3.94: 

Narrated 'Ali: 

We have nothing except the Book of Allah and this written paper from the Prophet 

(wherein is written:) Medina is a sanctuary from the Air Mountain to such and such a 

place, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits a sin, or gives shelter to such an 

innovator in it will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, none of his 

compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. And the asylum (of 

protection) granted by any Muslim is to be secured (respected) by all the other Muslims; 

and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all 

the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be 

accepted, and whoever (freed slave) befriends (take as masters) other than his 

manumitters without their permission incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the 

people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. 

3.95: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) 

other towns and is called Yathrib and that is Medina, and it turns out (bad) persons as a 

furnace removes the impurities of iron. 

3.96: 

Narrated Abu Humaid: 

We came with the Prophet from Tabuk, and when we reached near Medina, the Prophet 

said, "This is Tabah." 

3.97: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

If I saw deers grazing in Medina, I would not chase them, for Allah's Apostle said, 

"(Medina) is a sanctuary between its two mountains." 

3.98: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The people will leave Medina in spite of the best state it 

will have, and none except the wild birds and the beasts of prey will live in it, and the last 

persons who will die will be two shepherds from the tribe of Muzaina, who will be 

driving their sheep towards Medina, but will find nobody in it, and when they reach the 

valley of Thaniyat-al-Wada\ they will fall down on their faces dead." 

3.99: 

Narrated Abu Zuhair: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Yemen will be conquered and some people will migrate 

(from Medina) and will urge their families, and those who will obey them to migrate (to 



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Yemen) although Medina will be better for them; if they but knew. Sham will also be 

conquered and some people will migrate (from Medina) and will urge their families and 

those who will obey them, to migrate (to Sham) although Medina will be better for them; 

if they but knew. 'Iraq will be conquered and some people will migrate (from Medina) 

and will urge their families and those who will obey them to migrate (to 'Iraq) although 

Medina will be better for them; if they but knew." 

3.100: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Verily, Belief returns and goes back to Medina as a snake returns 

and goes back to its hole (when in danger). 

3.101: 

Narrated Sa'd: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "None plots against the people of Medina but that he will be 

dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water." 

3.102: 

Narrated Usama: 

Once the Prophet stood at the top of a (looked out from upon one) castle amongst the 

castles (or the high buildings) of Medina and said, "Do you see what I see? (No doubt) I 

see the spots where afflictions will take place among your houses (and these afflictions 

will be) as numerous as the spots where raindrops fall." 

3.103: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

The Prophet said, "The terror caused by Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal will not enter Medina and at 

that time Medina will have seven gates and there will be two angels at each gate guarding 

them." 

3.104: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Medina, 

neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it." 

3.105: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Mecca 

and Medina, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Mecca and Medina) but the 

angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Medina will shake with 

its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earthquakes will take place) and Allah will expel all the 

non-believers and the hypocrites from it." 

3.106: 

Narrated Abu SaMd Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle told us a long narrative about Ad-Dajjal, and among the many things he 

mentioned, was his saying, "Ad-Dajjal will come and it will be forbidden for him to pass 

through the entrances of Medina. He will land in some of the salty barren areas (outside) 

Medina; on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, 'I 

testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah's Apostle 

.' Ad-Dajjal will say to the people, 'If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will 

you doubt my claim?' They will say, 'No.' Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and bring 



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him back to life. That man will say, 'Now I know your reality better than before.' Ad- 

Dajjal will say, 'I want to kill him but I cannot.' " 

3.107: 

Narrated Jabir: 

A bedouin came to the Prophet and gave a pledge of allegiance for embracing Islam. The 

next day he came with fever and said (to the Prophet ), "Please cancel my pledge (of 

embracing Islam and of emigrating to Medina)." The Prophet refused (that request) three 

times and said, "Medina is like a furnace, it expels out the impurities (bad persons) and 

selects the good ones and makes them perfect." 

3.108: 

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: 

When the Prophet went out for (the battle of) Uhud, some of his companions (hypocrites) 

returned (home). A party of the believers remarked that they would kill those (hypocrites) 

who had returned, but another party said that they would not kill them. So, this Divine 

Inspiration was revealed: "Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two 

parties concerning the hypocrites." (4.88) The Prophet said, "Medina expels the bad 

persons from it, as fire expels the impurities of iron." 

3.109: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "O Allah! Bestow on Medina twice the blessings You bestowed on 

Mecca." 

3.110: 

Narrated Anas: 

Whenever the Prophet returned from a journey and observed the walls of Medina, he 

would make his Mount go fast, and if he was on an animal (i.e. a horse), he would make 

it gallop because of his love for Medina. 

3.111: 

Narrated Anas: 

(The people of) Bani Salama intended to shift near the mosque (of the Prophet) but 

Allah's Apostle disliked to see Medina vacated and said, "O the people of Bani Salama! 

Don't you think that you will be rewarded for your footsteps which you take towards the 

mosque?" So, they stayed at their old places. 

3.112: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "There is a garden from the gardens of Paradise between my house and 

my pulpit, and my pulpit is on my Lake Fount (Al-Kauthar). 

3.113: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When Allah's Apostle reached Medina, Abu Bakr and Bilal became ill. When Abu Bakr's 

fever got worse, he would recite (this poetic verse): "Everybody is staying alive with his 

People, yet Death is nearer to him than His shoe laces." And Bilal, when his fever 

deserted him, would recite: "Would that I could stay overnight in A valley wherein I 

would be Surrounded by Idhkhir and Jalil (kinds of good-smelling grass). Would that one 

day I could Drink the water of the Majanna, and Would that (The two mountains) Shama 

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"Utba bin Rabi'a and Umaiya bin Khalaf as they turned us out of our land to the land of 

epidemics." Allah's Apostle then said, "O Allah! Make us love Medina as we love Mecca 

or even more than that. O Allah! Give blessings in our Sa and our Mudd (measures 

symbolizing food) and make the climate of Medina suitable for us, and divert its fever 

towards Aljuhfa." Aisha added: When we reached Medina, it was the most unhealthy of 

Allah's lands, and the valley of Bathan (the valley of Medina) used to flow with impure 

colored water. 

3.114: 

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father: 

"Umar said, O Allah! Grant me martyrdom in Your cause, and let my death be in the city 

of Your Apostle." 

3.115: 

Narrated Talha bin 'Ubaidullah: 

A bedouin with unkempt hair came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! 

Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards the prayers." He replied: 

"You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), 

unless you want to pray Nawafil." The bedouin further asked, "Inform me what Allah has 

made compulsory for me as regards fasting." He replied, "You have to fast during the 

whole month of Ramadan, unless you want to fast more as Nawafil." The bedouin further 

asked, "Tell me how much Zakat Allah has enjoined on me." Thus, Allah's Apostle 

informed him about all the rules (i.e. fundamentals) of Islam. The bedouin then said, "By 

Him Who has honored you, I will neither perform any Nawafil nor will I decrease what 

Allah has enjoined on me. Allah's Apostle said, "If he is saying the truth, he will succeed 

(or he will be granted Paradise). 

3.116: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet observed the fast on the 10th of Muharram (Ashura), and ordered (Muslims) 

to fast on that day, but when the fasting of the month of Ramadan was prescribed, the 

fasting of the Ashura' was abandoned. 'Abdullah did not use to fast on that day unless it 

coincided with his routine fasting by chance. 

3.117: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(The tribe of) Quraish used to fast on the day of Ashura' in the Pre-Islamic period, and 

then Allah's Apostle ordered (Muslims) to fast on it till the fasting in the month of 

Ramadan was prescribed; whereupon the Prophet said, "He who wants to fast (on 

Ashura') may fast, and he who does not want to fast may not fast." 

3.118: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person 

observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave 

foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell 

him twice, 'I am fasting." The Prophet added, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the 

smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than 

the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), 'He has left his food, drink and 



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desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the 

reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times." 

3.119: 

Narrated Abu Wail from Hudhaifa: 

'Umar asked the people, "Who remembers the narration of the Prophet about the 

affliction?" Hudhaifa said, "I heard the Prophet saying, 'The affliction of a person in his 

property, family and neighbors is expiated by his prayers, fasting, and giving in charity." 

'Umar said, "I do not ask about that, but I ask about those afflictions which will spread 

like the waves of the sea." Hudhaifa replied, "There is a closed gate in front of those 

afflictions." "Umar asked, "Will that gate be opened or broken?" He replied, "It will be 

broken." "Umar said, "Then the gate will not be closed again till the Day of Resurrection." 

We said to Masruq, "Would you ask Hudhaifa whether 'Umar knew what that gate 

symbolized?" He asked him and he replied "He ("Umar) knew it as one knows that there 

will be night before tomorrow, morning. 

3.120: 

Narrated Sahl: 

The Prophet said, "There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe 

fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter 

through it. It will be said, 'Where are those who used to observe fasts?' They will get up, 

and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and 

nobody will enter through it." 

3.121: 

'Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever gives two kinds (of things or property) in charity for 

Allah's Cause, will be called from the gates of Paradise and will be addressed, 'O slaves 

of Allah! Here is prosperity.' So, whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their 

prayers, will be called from the gate of the prayer; and whoever was amongst the people 

who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad; and whoever was 

amongst those who used to observe fasts, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan; 

whoever was amongst those who used to give in charity, will be called from the gate of 

charity." Abu Bakr said, "Let my parents be sacrificed for you, O Allah's Apostle! No 

distress or need will befall him who will be called from those gates. Will there be any one 

who will be called from all these gates?" The Prophet replied, "Yes, and I hope you will 

be one of them." 

3.122: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened." 

3.123: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are 

opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." 

3.124: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "When you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan), 

start fasting, and when you see the crescent (of the month of Shawwal), stop fasting; and 



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if the sky is overcast (and you can't see it) then regard the month of Ramadan as of 30 

days." 

3.125: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith 

and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and 

whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from 

Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." 

3.126: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the 

month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every 

night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur'an to 

Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which 

causes rain and welfare). 

3.127: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not 

in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)" 

3.128: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, All the deeds of Adam's sons (people) are for them, 

except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.' Fasting is a shield or 

protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should 

avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or 

quarrel with him, he should say, 'I am fasting.' By Him in Whose Hands my soul is' The 

unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of 

Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the 

time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he 

will be pleased because of his fasting." 

3.129: 

Narrated Alqama: 

While I was walking with "Abdullah he said, "We were in the company of the Prophet 

and he said, 'He who can afford to marry should marry, because it will help him refrain 

from looking at other women, and save his private parts from committing illegal sexual 

relation; and he who cannot afford to marry is advised to fast, as fasting will diminish his 

sexual power." 

3.130: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle mentioned Ramadan and said, "Do not fast unless you see the crescent (of 

Ramadan), and do not give up fasting till you see the crescent (of Shawwal), but if the sky 

is overcast (if you cannot see it), then act on estimation (i.e. count Sha'ban as 30 days). 

3.131: 

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Allah's Apostle said, "The month (can be) 29 nights (i.e. days), and do not fast till you see 

the moon, and if the sky is overcast, then complete Sha'ban as thirty days." 

3.132: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "The month is like this and this," (at the same time he showed the 

fingers of both his hands thrice) and left out one thumb on the third time. 

3.133: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet or Abul-Qasim said, "Start fasting on seeing the crescent (of Ramadan), and 

give up fasting on seeing the crescent (of Shawwal), and if the sky is overcast (and you 

cannot see it), complete thirty days of Sha'ban." 

3.134: 

Narrated Um Salama: 

The Prophet vowed to keep aloof from his wives for a period of one month, and after the 

completion of 29 days he went either in the morning or in the afternoon to his wives. 

Someone said to him "You vowed that you would not go to your wives for one month." 

He replied, "The month is of 29 days." 

3.135: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle vowed to keep aloof from his wives for one month, and he had 

dislocation of his leg. So, he stayed in a Mashruba for 29 nights and then came down. 

Some people said, "O Allah's Apostle! You vowed to stay aloof for one month," He 

replied, "The month is of 29 days." 

3.136: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

The Prophet said, "The two months of Td i.e. Ramadan and Dhul-Hijja, do not decrease 

(in superiority). 

3.137: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "We are an illiterate nation; we neither write, nor know accounts. The 

month is like this and this, i.e. sometimes of 29 days and sometimes of thirty days." 

3.138: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "None of you should fast a day or two before the month of Ramadan 

unless he has the habit of fasting (Nawafil) (and if his fasting coincides with that day) 

then he can fast that day." 

3.139: 

Narrated Al-Bara: 

It was the custom among the companions of Muhammad that if any of them was fasting 

and the food was presented (for breaking his fast), but he slept before eating, he would 

not eat that night and the following day till sunset. 

Qais bin Sirma-al-Ansari was fasting and came to his wife at the time of Iftar (breaking 

one's fast) and asked her whether she had anything to eat. She replied, "No, but I would 

go and bring some for you." He used to do hard work during the day, so he was 

overwhelmed by sleep and slept. When his wife came and saw him, she said, 



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"Disappointment for you." When it was midday on the following day, he fainted and the 

Prophet was informed about the whole matter and the following verses were revealed: 

"You are permitted To go to your wives (for sexual relation) At the night of fasting." So, 

they were overjoyed by it. And then Allah also revealed: "And eat and drink Until the 

white thread Of dawn appears to you Distinct from the black thread (of the night)." 

(2.187) 

3.140: 

Narrated ' Adi bin Hatim: 

When the above verses were revealed: 'Until the white thread appears to you, distinct 

from the black thread,' I took two (hair) strings, one black and the other white, and kept 

them under my pillow and went on looking at them throughout the night but could not 

make anything out of it. So, the next morning I went to Allah's Apostle and told him the 

whole story. He explained to me, "That verse means the darkness of the night and the 

whiteness of the dawn." 

3.141: 

Narrated Sahl bin Saud: 

When the following verses were revealed: 'Eat and drink until the white thread appears to 

you, distinct from the black thread' and of dawn was not revealed, some people who 

intended to fast, tied black and white threads to their legs and went on eating till they 

differentiated between the two. Allah then revealed the words, 'of dawn', and it became 

clear that meant night and day. 

3.142: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Bilal used to pronounce the Adhan at night, so Allah's Apostle? said, "Carry on taking 

your meals (eat and drink) till Ibn Um Maktum pronounces the Adhan, for he does not 

pronounce it till it is dawn. 

3.143: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

I used to take my Suhur meals with my family and then hurry up for presenting myself for 

the (Fajr) prayer with Allah's Apostle. 

3.144: 

Narrated Anas: 

Zaid bin Thabit said, "We took the Suhur with the Prophet . Then he stood for the 

prayer." I asked, "What was the interval between the Suhur and the Adhan?" He replied, 

"The interval was sufficient to recite fifty verses of the Qur'an." 

3.145: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet fasted for days continuously; the people also did the same but it was difficult 

for them. So, the Prophet forbade them (to fast continuously for more than one day). They 

slid, "But you fast without break (no food was taken in the evening or in the morning)." 

The Prophet replied, "I am not like you, for I am provided with food and drink (by Allah). 

3.146: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet said, "Take Suhur as there is a blessing in it." 

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Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa": 

Once the Prophet ordered a person on 'Ashura' (the tenth of Muharram) to announce, 

"Whoever has eaten, should not eat any more, but fast, and who has not eaten should not 

eat, but complete his fast (till the end of the day). 

3.148: 

Narrated " Aisha and Um Salama: 

At times Allah's Apostle used to get up in the morning in the state of Janaba after having 

sexual relations with his wives. He would then take a bath and fast. 

3.149: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had more 

power to control his desires than any of you. Said Jabir, "The person who gets discharge 

after casting a look (on his wife) should complete his fast." 

3.150: 

Narrated Hisham's father: 

Aisha said, "Allah's Apostle used to kiss some of his wives while he was fasting," and 

then she smiled. 

3.151: 

Narrated Zainab: 

(daughter of Um Salama) that her mother said, "While I was (lying) with Allah's Apostle 

underneath a woolen sheet, I got the menstruation, and then slipped away and put on the 

clothes (which I used to wear) in menses. He asked, "What is the matter? Did you get 

your menses?" I replied in the affirmative and then entered underneath that woolen sheet. 

I and Allah's Apostle used to take a bath from one water pot and he used to kiss me while 

he was fasting." 

3.152: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(At times) in Ramadan the Prophet used to take a bath in the morning not because of a 

wet dream and would continue his fast. 

3.153: 

Narrated Abu Bakr bin " Abdur-Rahman: 

My father and I went to "Aisha and she said, "I testify that Allah's Apostle at times used to 

get up in the morning in a state of Janaba from sexual intercourse, not from a wet dream 

and then he would fast that day." Then he went to Um Salama and she also narrated a 

similar thing. 

3.154: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his 

fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah." Narrated Amir bin 

Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many 

times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "The Prophet said, 'But for my fear that 

it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with 

Siwak on every performance of ablution." The same is narrated by Jabir and Zaid bin 

Khalid from the Prophet who did not differentiate between a fasting and a nonfasting 

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Aisha said, "The Prophet said, "It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a 

way of seeking Allah's pleasures." Ata' and Qatada said, "There is no harm in swallowing 

the resultant saliva." 

3.155: 

Narrated Humran: 

I saw "Uthman performing ablution; he washed his hands thrice, rinsed his mouth and 

then washed his nose, by putting water in it and then blowing it out, and washed his face 

thrice, and then washed his right forearm up to the elbow thrice, and then the left-forearm 

up to the elbow thrice, then smeared his head with water, washed his right foot thrice, and 

then his left foot thrice and said, "I saw Allah's Apostle performing ablution similar to my 

present ablution, and then he said, 'Whoever performs ablution like my present ablution 

and then offers two rak'at in which he does not think of worldly things, all his previous 

sins will be forgiven." 

3.156: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

A man came to the Prophet and said that he had been burnt (ruined). The Prophet asked 

him what was the matter. He replied, "I had sexual intercourse with my wife in Ramadan 

(while I was fasting)." Then a basket full of dates was brought to the Prophet and he 

asked, "Where is the burnt (ruined) man?" He replied, "I am present." The Prophet told 

him to give that basket in charity (as expiation). 

3.157: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

While we were sitting with the Prophet a man came and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have 

been ruined." Allah's Apostle asked what was the matter with him. He replied "I had 

sexual intercourse with my wife while I was fasting." Allah's Apostle asked him, "Can 

you afford to manumit a slave?" He replied in the negative. Allah's Apostle asked him, 

"Can you fast for two successive months?" He replied in the negative. The Prophet asked 

him, "Can you afford to feed sixty poor persons?" He replied in the negative. The Prophet 

kept silent and while we were in that state, a big basket full of dates was brought to the 

Prophet . He asked, "Where is the questioner?" He replied, "I (am here)." The Prophet 

said (to him), "Take this (basket of dates) and give it in charity." The man said, "Should I 

give it to a person poorer than I? By Allah; there is no family between its (i.e. Medina's) 

two mountains who are poorer than I." The Prophet smiled till his premolar teeth became 

visible and then said, 'Feed your family with it." 

3.158: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

A man came to the Prophet and said, "I had sexual intercourse with my wife on Ramadan 

(while fasting)." The Prophet asked him, "Can you afford to manumit a slave?" He 

replied in the negative. The Prophet asked him, "Can you fast for two successive 

months?" He replied in the negative. He asked him, "Can you afford to feed sixty poor 

persons?" He replied in the negative. (Abu Huraira added): Then a basket full of dates 

was brought to the Prophet and he said (to that man), "Feed (poor people) with this by 

way of atonement." He said, "(Should I feed it) to poorer people than we? There is no 

poorer house than ours between its (Medina's) mountains." The Prophet said, "Then feed 

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3.159: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was cupped while he was in the state of lhram, and also while he was 

observing a fast. 

3.160: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet was cupped while he was fasting. 

3.161: 

Narrated Thabit Al-Bunani: 

Anas bin Malik was asked whether they disliked the cupping for a fasting person. He 

replied in the negative and said, "Only if it causes weakness." 

3.162: 

Narrated Ibn Abi " Aufa: 

We were in the company of Allah's Apostle on a journey. He said to a man, "Get down 

and mix Sawiq (powdered barley) with water for me." The man said, "The sun (has not 

set yet), O Allah's Apostle." The Prophet again said to him, "Get down and mix Sawiq 

with water for me." The man again said, "O Allah's Apostle! The sun!" The Prophet said 

to him (for the third time) "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me." The man 

dismounted and mixed Sawiq with water for him. The Prophet drank it and then 

beckoned with his hand (towards the East) and said, "When you see the night falling from 

this side, then a fasting person should break his fast." 

3.163: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Hamza bin "Amr Al-Aslami said, "O Allah's Apostle! I fast continuously." 

3.164: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Hamza bin 'Amr Al-Aslami asked the Prophet, "Should I fast 

while traveling?" The Prophet replied, "You may fast if you wish, and you may not fast if 

you wish." 

3.165: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle set out for Mecca in Ramadan and he fasted, and when he reached Al- 

Kadid, he broke his fast and the people (with him) broke their fast too. (Abu "Abdullah 

said, "Al-Kadid is a land covered with water between Usfan and Qudaid.") 

3.166: 

Narrated Abu Ad-Darda: 

We set out with Allah's Apostle on one of his journeys on a very hot day, and it was so 

hot that one had to put his hand over his head because of the severity of heat. None of us 

was fasting except the Prophet and Ibn Rawaha. 

3.167: 

Narrated Jabir bin "Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle was on a journey and saw a crowd of people, and a man was being shaded 

(by them). He asked, "What is the matter?" They said, "He (the man) is fasting." The 

Prophet said, "It is not righteousness that you fast on a journey." 

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Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We used to travel with the Prophet and neither did the fasting persons criticize those who 

were not fasting, nor did those who were not fasting criticize the fasting ones. 

3.169: 

Narrated Tawus: 

Ibn 'Abbas said, "Allah's Apostle set out from Medina to Mecca and he fasted till he 

reached 'Usfan, where he asked for water and raised his hand to let the people see him, 

and then broke the fast, and did not fast after that till he reached Mecca, and that 

happened in Ramadan." Ibn "Abbas used to say, "Allah's Apostle (sometimes) fasted and 

(sometimes) did not fast during the journeys so whoever wished to fast could fast, and 

whoever wished not to fast, could do so." 

3.170: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn "Umar recited the verse: "They had a choice either to fast or to feed a poor person for 

every day, and said that the order of this Verse was canceled. 

3.171: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Sometimes I missed some days of Ramadan, but could not fast in lieu of them except in 

the month of Sha'ban." Said Yahya, a sub-narrator, "She used to be busy serving the 

Prophet ." 

3.172: 

Narrated Abu Sa"id: 

The Prophet said, "Isn't it true that a woman does not pray and does not fast on 

menstruating? And that is the defect (a loss) in her religion." 

3.173: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever died and he ought to have fasted (the missed days of 

Ramadan) then his guardians must fast on his behalf." 

3.174: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

A man came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My mother died and she ought 

to have fasted one month (for her missed Ramadan). Shall I fast on her behalf?" The 

Prophet replied in the affirmative and said, "Allah's debts have more right to be paid." In 

another narration a woman is reported to have said, "My sister died..." 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: A woman said to the Prophet "My mother died and she had vowed 

to fast but she didn't fast." In another narration Ibn "Abbas is reported to have said, "A 

woman said to the Prophet, "My mother died while she ought to have fasted for fifteen 

days." 

3.175: 

Narrated "Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

Allah's Apostle said, "When night falls from this side and the day vanishes from this side 

and the sun sets, then the fasting person should break his fast." 

3.176: 

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We were in the company of the Prophet on a journey and he was fasting, and when the 

sun set, he addressed somebody, "O so-and-so, get up and mix Sawiq with water for us." 

He replied, "O Allah's Apostle! (Will you wait) till it is evening?" The Prophet said, "Get 

down and mix Sawiq with water for us." He replied, "O Allah's Apostle! (If you wait) till 

it is evening." The Prophet said again, "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us." He 

replied, "It is still daytime. "(1) The Prophet said again, "Get down and mix Sawiq with 

water for us." He got down and mixed Sawiq for them. The Prophet drank it and then 

said, "When you see night falling from this side, the fasting person should break his fast." 

3.177: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi ' Aufa: 

We were traveling with Allah's Apostle and he was fasting, and when the sun set, he said 

to (someone), "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us." He replied, "O Allah's 

Apostle! (Will you wait) till it is evening?" The Prophet again said, "Get down and mix 

Sawiq with water for us." He replied, "O Allah's Apostle! It is still daytime." The Prophet 

said again, "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us." So, he got down and carried out 

that order. The Prophet then said, "When you see night falling from this side, the fasting 

person should break his fast," and he beckoned with his finger towards the east. 

3.178: 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the 

breaking of the fast." 

3.179: 

Narrated Ibn Abi "Aufa: 

I was with the Prophet on a journey, and he observed the fast till evening. The Prophet 

said to a man, "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me." He replied, "Will you wait 

till it is evening?" The Prophet said, "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me; when 

you see night falling from this side, the fasting person should break his fast." 

3.180: 

Narrated Abu Usama from Hisham bin 'Ursa from Fatima: 

Asma bint Abi Bakr said, "We broke our fast during the lifetime of the Prophet on a 

cloudy day and then the sun appeared." Hisham was asked, "Were they ordered to fast in 

lieu of that day?" He replied, "It had to be made up for." Ma" mar said, "I heard Hisham 

saying, "I don't know whether they fasted in lieu of that day or not." 

3.181: 

Narrated Ar-Rubi' bint Mu'awadh: 

"The Prophet sent a messenger to the village of the Ansar in the morning of the day of 

Ashura' (10th of Muharram) to announce: 'Whoever has eaten something should not eat 

but complete the fast, and whoever is observing the fast should complete it.' "She further 

said, "Since then we used to fast on that day regularly and also make our boys fast. We 

used to make toys of wool for the boys and if anyone of them cried for, he was given 

those toys till it was the time of the breaking of the fast." 

3.182: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "Do not practice Al-Wisal (fasting continuously without breaking one's 

fast in the evening or eating before the following dawn)." The people said to the Prophet, 



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"But you practice Al-Wisal?" The Prophet replied, "I am not like any of you, for I am 

given food and drink (by Allah) during the night." 

3.183: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Wisal. The people said (to him), "But you practice it?" He 

said, "I am not like you, for I am given food and drink by Allah." 

3.184: 

'Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

That he had heard the Prophet saying, "Do not fast continuously (practice Al-Wisal), and 

if you intend to lengthen your fast, then carry it on only till the Suhur (before the 

following dawn)." The people said to him, "But you practice (Al-Wisal), O Allah's 

Apostle!" He replied, "I am not similar to you, for during my sleep I have One Who 

makes me eat and drink." 

3.185: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Wisal out of mercy to them. They said to him, "But you 

practice Al-Wisal?" He said, "I am not similar to you, for my Lord gives me food and 

drink. " 

3.186: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Wisal in fasting. So, one of the Muslims said to him, "But you 

practice Al-Wisal. O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet replied, "Who amongst you is similar 

to me? I am given food and drink during my sleep by my Lord." So, when the people 

refused to stop Al-Wisal (fasting continuously), the Prophet fasted day and night 

continuously along with them for a day and then another day and then they saw the 

crescent moon (of the month of Shawwal). The Prophet said to them (angrily), "If It (the 

crescent) had not appeared, I would have made you fast for a longer period." That was as 

a punishment for them when they refused to stop (practicing Al-Wisal). 

3.187: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said twice, "(O you people) Be cautious! Do not practice Al-Wisal." The 

people said to him, "But you practice Al-Wisal?" The Prophet replied, "My Lord gives 

me food and drink during my sleep. Do that much of deeds which is within your ability." 

3.188: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not fast continuously day and night (practice Al-Wisal) and if 

anyone of you intends to fast continuously day and night, he should continue till the 

Suhur time." They said, "But you practice Al-Wisal, O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet 

said, "I am not similar to you;, during my sleep I have One Who makes me eat and drink." 

3.189: 

Narrated Abu Juhaifa: 

The Prophet made a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abu Ad-Darda.' Salman 

paid a visit to Abu Ad-Darda' and found Um Ad-Darda' dressed in shabby clothes and 

asked her why she was in that state. She replied, "Your brother Abu Ad-Darda' is not 

interested in (the luxuries of) this world." In the meantime Abu Ad-Darda' came and 



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prepared a meal for Salman. Salman requested Abu Ad-Darda' to eat (with him), but Abu 

Ad-Darda' said, "I am fasting." Salman said, "I am not going to eat unless you eat." So, 

Abu Ad-Darda' ate (with Salman). When it was night and (a part of the night passed), 

Abu Ad-Darda' got up (to offer the night prayer), but Salman told him to sleep and Abu 

Ad-Darda' slept. After sometime Abu Ad-Darda' again got up but Salman told him to 

sleep. When it was the last hours of the night, Salman told him to get up then, and both of 

them offered the prayer. Salman told Abu Ad-Darda', "Your Lord has a right on you, your 

soul has a right on you, and your family has a right on you; so you should give the rights 

of all those who has a right on you." Abu Ad-Darda' came to the Prophet and narrated the 

whole story. The Prophet said, "Salman has spoken the truth." 

3.190: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to fast till one would say that he would never stop fasting, and he 

would abandon fasting till one would say that he would never fast. I never saw Allah's 

Apostle fasting for a whole month except the month of Ramadan, and did not see him 

fasting in any month more than in the month of Sha'ban. 

3.191: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet never fasted in any month more than in the month of Sha'ban. He used to 

say, "Do those deeds which you can do easily, as Allah will not get tired (of giving 

rewards) till you get bored and tired (of performing religious deeds)." The most beloved 

prayer to the Prophet was the one that was done regularly (throughout the life) even if it 

were little. And whenever the Prophet offered a prayer he used to offer it regularly . 

3.192: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet never fasted a full month except the month of Ramadan, and he used to fast 

till one could say, "By Allah, he will never stop fasting," and he would abandon fasting 

till one would say, "By Allah, he will never fast." 

3.193: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle used to leave fasting in a certain month till we thought that he would not 

fast in that month, and he used to fast in another month till we thought he would not stop 

fasting at all in that month. And if one wanted to see him praying at night, one could see 

him (in that condition), and if one wanted to see him sleeping at night, one could see him 

(in that condition) too. 

3.194: 

Narrated Humaid: 

I asked Anas about the fasting of the Prophet. He said "Whenever I liked to see the 

Prophet fasting in any month, I could see that, and whenever I liked to see him not 

fasting, I could see that too, and if I liked to see him praying in any night, I could see that, 

and if I liked to see him sleeping, I could see that, too." Anas further said, "I never 

touched silk or velvet softer than the hand of Allah's Apostle and never smelled musk or 

perfumed smoke more pleasant than the smell of Allah's Apostle." 

3.195: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Amr bin A1-" As: 



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"Once Allah's Apostle came to me," and then he narrated the whole narration, i.e. your 

guest has a right on you, and your wife has a right on you. I then asked about the fasting 

of David. The Prophet replied, "Half of the year," (i.e. he used to fast on every alternate 

day). 

3.196: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Amr bin Al-"As: 

Allah's Apostle said to me, "O 'Abdullah! Have I not been informed that you fast during 

the day and offer prayers all the night." "Abdullah replied, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle!" The 

Prophet said, "Don't do that; fast for few days and then give it up for few days, offer 

prayers and also sleep at night, as your body has a right on you, and your wife has a right 

on you, and your guest has a right on you. And it is sufficient for you to fast three days in 

a month, as the reward of a good deed is multiplied ten times, so it will be like fasting 

throughout the year." I insisted (on fasting) and so I was given a hard instruction. I said, 

"O Allah's Apostle! I have power." The Prophet said, "Fast like the fasting of the Prophet 

David and do not fast more than that." I said, "How was the fasting of the Prophet of 

Allah, David?" He said, "Half of the year," (i.e. he used to fast on every alternate day). 

Afterwards when 'Abdullah became old, he used to say, "It would have been better for me 

if I had accepted the permission of the Prophet (which he gave me i.e. to fast only three 

days a month). 

3.197: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Amr: 

Allah's Apostle was informed that I had taken an oath to fast daily and to pray (every 

night) all the night throughout my life (so Allah's Apostle came to me and asked whether 

it was correct): I replied, "Let my parents be sacrificed for you! I said so." The Prophet 

said, "You can not do that. So, fast for few days and give it up for few days, r ray and 

sleep. Fast three days a month as the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times and 

that will be equal to one year of fasting." I replied, "I can do better than that." The Prophet 

said to me, "Fast one day and give up fasting for a day and that is the fasting of Prophet 

David and that is the best fasting." I said, "I have the power to fast better (more) than 

that." The Prophet said, "There is no better fasting than that." 

3.198: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin " Amr: 

The news of my daily fasting and praying every night throughout the night reached the 

Prophet. So he sent for me or I met him, and he said, "I have been informed that you fast 

everyday and pray every night (all the night). Fast (for some days) and give up fasting (for 

some days); pray and sleep, for your eyes have a right on you, and your body and your 

family (i.e. wife) have a right on you." I replied, "I have more power than that (fasting)." 

The Prophet said, "Then fast like the fasts of (the Prophet) David". I said, "How?" He 

replied, "He used to fast on alternate days, and he used not to flee on meeting the enemy." 

I said, "From where can I get that chance?" ("Ata' said, "I do not know how the expression 

of fasting daily throughout the life occurred.") So, the Prophet said, twice, "Whoever fasts 

daily throughout his life is just as the one who does not fast at all." 

3.199: 

Narrated Mujahid from "Abdullah bin "Amr: 



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The Prophet said (to 'Abdullah), "Fast three days a month." "Abdullah said, (to the 

Prophet) "I am able to fast more than that." They kept on arguing on this matter till the 

Prophet said, "Fast on alternate days, and recite the whole Qur'an once a month." 

"Abdullah said, "I can recite more (in a month)," and the argument went on till the 

Prophet said, "Recite the Qur'an once each three days." (i.e. you must not recite the whole 

Qur'an in less than three days). 

3.200: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin " Amr bin Al-"As: 

The Prophet said to me, "You fast daily all the year and pray every night all the night?" I 

replied in the affirmative. The Prophet said, "If you keep on doing this, your eyes will 

become weak and your body will get tired. He who fasts all the year is as he who did not 

fast at all. The fasting of three days (a month) will be equal to the tasting of the whole 

year." I replied, "I have the power for more than this." The Prophet said, "Then fast like 

the fasting of David who used to fast on alternate days and would never flee from the 

battle field, on meeting the enemy. 

3.201: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin " Amr: 

Allah's Apostle was informed about my fasts, and he came to me and I spread for him a 

leather cushion stuffed with palm fires, but he sat on the ground and the cushion remained 

between me and him, and then he said, "Isn't it sufficient for you to fast three days a 

month?" I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! (I can fast more)." He said, "Five?" I replied, "O 

Allah's Apostle! (I can fast more)." He said, "Seven?" I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! (I can 

fast more)." He said, "Nine (days per month)?" I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! (I can fast 

more)" He said, "Eleven (days per month)?" And then the Prophet said, "There is no fast 

superior to that of the Prophet David it was for half of the year. So, fast on alternate 

days." 

3.202: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

My friend (the Prophet ) advised me to observe three things: 

(1) to fast three days a month; 

(2) to pray two rak"at of Duha prayer (forenoon prayer); and 

(3) to pray witr before sleeping. 
3.203: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet paid a visit to Um-Sulaim and she placed before him dates and ghee. The 
Prophet said, "Replace the ghee and dates in their respective containers for I am fasting." 
Then he stood somewhere in her house and offered an optional prayer and then he 
invoked good on Um-Sulaim and her family. Then Um-Sulaim said, "O Allah's Apostle! I 
have a special request (today)." He said, "What is it?" She replied, "(Please invoke for) 
your servant Anas." So Allah's Apostle did not leave anything good in the world or the 
Hereafter which he did not invoke (Allah to bestow) on me and said, "O Allah! Give him 
(i.e. Anas) property and children and bless him." Thus I am one of the richest among the 
Ansar and my daughter Umaina told me that when Al-Hajjaj came to Basra, more than 
120 of my offspring had been buried. 
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Narrated Mutarrif from Tmran Ibn Husain: 

That the Prophet asked him (Imran) or asked a man and Tmran was listening, "O Abu so- 
and-so! Have you fasted the last days of this month?" (The narrator thought that he said, 
"the month of Ramadan"). The man replied, "No, O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said to 
him, "When you finish your fasting (of Ramadan) fast two days (in Shawwal)." Through 
another series of narrators Tmran said, "The Prophet said, '(Have you fasted) the last days 
ofSha'ban?" 
3.205: 

Narrated Muhammad bin 'Abbas: 

I asked Jabir "Did the Prophet forbid fasting on Fridays?" He replied, "Yes." (Other 
narrators added, "If he intends to fast only that day.") 
3.206: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "None of you should fast on Friday unless he fasts a day 
before or after it." 
3.207: 

Narrated Abu Aiyub from Juwairiya bint Al-Harith: 

The Prophet visited her (Juwairiya) on a Friday and she was fasting. He asked her, "Did 
you fast yesterday?" She said, "No." He said, "Do you intend to fast tomorrow?" She said, 
"No." He said, "Then break your fast." Through another series of narrators, Abu Aiyub is 
reported to have said, "He ordered her and she broke her fast." 
3.208: 

Narrated Alqama: 

I asked 'Aisha "Did Allah s Apostle, use to choose some special days (for fasting)?" She 
replied, "No, but he used to be regular (constant) (in his service of worshipping). Who 
amongst you can endure what Allah's Apostle used to endure?" 
3.209: 

Narrated Urn Al-Fadl bint Al-Harith: 

"While the people were with me on the day of 'Arafat they differed as to whether the 
Prophet was fasting or not; some said that he was fasting while others said that he was not 
fasting. So, I sent to him a bowl full of milk while he was riding over his camel and he 
drank it." 
3.210: 

Narrated Maimuna: 

The people doubted whether the Prophet was fasting on the day of 'Arafat or not, so I sent 
milk while he was standing at 'Arafat, he drank it and the people were looking at him. 
3.211: 

Narrated Abu 'Ubaid: 

(the slave of Ibn Azhar) I witnessed the 'Id with 'Umar bin Al-Khattab who said, Allah's 
Apostle has forbidden people to fast on the day on which you break fasting (the fasts of 
Ramadan) and the day on which you eat the meat of your sacrifices (the first day of 'Id ul 
Fitr and 'Id ul-Adha). 
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The Prophet forbade the fasting of Td-ul-Fitr and Td-ul-Adha (two feast days) and also 
the wearing of As-Samma' (a single garment covering the whole body), and sitting with 
one's leg drawn up while being wrapped in one garment. He also forbade the prayers after 
the Fajr (morning) and the ' Asr (afternoon) prayers. 
3.213: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Two fasts and two kinds of sale are forbidden: fasting on the day of Td ul Fitr and Td-ul- 
Adha and the kinds of sale called Mulamasa and Munabadha. (These two kinds of sale 
used to be practiced in the days of Pre-Islamic period of ignorance; Mulamasa means 
when you touch something displayed for sale you have to buy it; Munabadha means when 
the seller throws something to you, you have to buy it.) 
3.214: 

Narrated Ziyad bin Jubair: 

A man went to Ibn 'Umar I. and said, "A man vowed to fast one day (the sub-narrator 
thinks that he said that the day was Monday), and that day happened to be Td day." Ibn 
'Umar said, "Allah orders vows to be fulfilled and the Prophet forbade the fasting on this 
day (i.e. Id). 
3.215: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

(who fought in twelve Ghazawat in the company of the Prophet). I heard four things from 
the Prophet and they won my admiration. He said; 

-1. "No lady should travel on a journey of two days except with her husband or a Dhi- 
Mahram; 

-2. "No fasting is permissible on the two days of Id-ul-Fitr and Td-ul-Adha; 
-3. "No prayer (may be offered) after the morning compulsory prayer until the sun rises; 
and no prayer after the ' Asr prayer till the sun sets; 

-4. "One should travel only for visiting three Masjid (Mosques): Masjid-al-Haram 
(Mecca), Masjid-al-Aqsa (Jerusalem), and this (my) Mosque (at Medina). 
3.216: 

Narrated " Aisha and Ibn 'Umar: 

Nobody was allowed to fast on the days of Tashriq except those who could not afford the 
Hadi (Sacrifice). 
3.217: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Fasting for those who perform ,Hajj-at-Tamatuf (in lieu of the Hadi which they cannot 
afford) may be performed up to the day of 'Arafat. And if one does not get a Hadi and has 
not fasted (before the Td) then one should fast of the days of Mina. (11, 12 and 13th of 
Dhul Hajja). 
3.218: 

Narrated Salim's father: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever wishes may fast on the day of Ashura'." 
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Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of Ashura', and when fasting in 

the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day 

(Ashura') or not. 

3.220: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Quraish used to fast on the day of Ashura' in the Pre-Islamic period, and Allah's Apostle 

too, used to fast on that day. When he came to Medina, he fasted on that day and ordered 

others to fast, too. Later when the fasting of the month of Ramadan was prescribed, he 

gave up fasting on the day of Ashura' and it became optional for one to fast on it or not. 

3.221: 

Narrated Humaid bin " Abdur Rahman: 

That he heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan on the day of Ashura' during the year he 

performed the Hajj, saying on the pulpit, "O the people of Medina! Where are your 

Religious Scholars? I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'This is the day of Ashura'. Allah has 

not enjoined its fasting on you but I am fasting it. You have the choice either to fast or not 

to fast (on this day).' " 

3.222: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked 

them about that. They replied, "This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani 

Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day." The Prophet said, "We have more 

claim over Moses than you." So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the 

Muslims) to fast (on that day). 

3.223: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

The day of Ashura' was considered as Td day by the Jews. So the Prophet ordered, "I 

recommend you (Muslims) to fast on this day." 

3.224: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

I never saw the Prophet seeking to fast on a day more (preferable to him) than this day, 

the day of Ashura', or this month, i.e. the month of Ramadan. 

3.225: 

Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa": 

The Prophet ordered a man from the tribe of Bani Aslam to announce amongst the people 

that whoever had eaten should fast the rest of the day, and whoever had not eaten should 

continue his fast, as that day was the day of Ashura' . 

3.226: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it (the 

month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his 

previous sins will be forgiven." 

3.227: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of 

sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be 



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forgiven." Ibn Shihab (a sub-narrator) said, "Allah's Apostle died and the people 
continued observing that (i.e. Nawafil offered individually, not in congregation), and it 
remained as it was during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr and in the early days of "Umar's 
Caliphate." 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Abdul Qari said, "I went out in the company of 'Umar 
bin Al-Khattab one night in Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in 
different groups. A man praying alone or a man praying with a little group behind him. 
So, "Umar said, 'In my opinion I would better collect these (people) under the leadership 
of one Qari (Reciter) (i.e. let them pray in congregation!)'. So, he made up his mind to 
congregate them behind Ubai bin Ka'b. Then on another night I went again in his 
company and the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, "Umar remarked, 
'What an excellent Bid'a (i.e. innovation in religion) this is; but the prayer which they do 
not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.' He meant the 
prayer in the last part of the night. (In those days) people used to pray in the early part of 
the night." 
3.228: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle used to pray (at night) in Ramadan. 
3.229: 

Narrated 'Ursa: 

That he was informed by "Aisha, "Allah's Apostle went out in the middle of the night and 
prayed in the mosque and some men prayed behind him. In the morning, the people spoke 
about it and then a large number of them gathered and prayed behind him (on the second 
night). In the next morning the people again talked about it and on the third night the 
mosque was full with a large number of people. Allah's Apostle came out and the people 
prayed behind him. On the fourth night the Mosque was overwhelmed with people and 
could not accommodate them, but the Prophet came out (only) for the morning prayer. 
When the morning prayer was finished he recited Tashah-hud and (addressing the people) 
said, "Amma ba'du, your presence was not hidden from me but I was afraid lest the night 
prayer (Qiyam) should be enjoined on you and you might not be able to carry it on." So, 
Allah's Apostle died and the situation remained like that (i.e. people prayed individually). 

3.230: 

Narrated Abu Salama bin " Abdur Rahman: 

that he asked 'Aisha "How was the prayer of Allah's Apostle in Ramadan?" She replied, 

"He did not pray more than eleven rak'at in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to 

pray four rak'at — let alone their beauty and length — and then he would pray four — let 

alone their beauty and length — and then he would pray three rak'at (witr)." She added, 

"I asked, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you sleep before praying the witr?' He replied, 'O "Aisha! 

My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep." 

3.231: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) 

and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever 

stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward 

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3.232: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Some men amongst the companions of the Prophet were shown in their dreams that the 

night of Qadr was in the last seven nights of Ramadan. Allah's Apostle said, "It seems 

that all your dreams agree that (the Night of Qadr) is in the last seven nights, and whoever 

wants to search for it (i.e. the Night of Qadr) should search in the last seven (nights of 

Ramadan). 

3.233: 

Narrated Abu Salama: 

I asked Abu Sa'id, and he was a friend of mine, (about the Night of Qadr) and he said, 

"We practiced Ftikaf (seclusion in the mosque) in the middle third of the month of 

Ramadan with the Prophet . In the morning of the 20th of Ramadan, the Prophet came 

and addressed us and said, 'I was informed of (the date of the Night of Qadr) but I was 

caused to forget it; so search for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of 

Ramadan. (In the dream) I saw myself prostrating in mud and water (as a sign). So, 

whoever was in Ftikaf with me should return to it with me (for another 10-day's period)', 

and we returned. At that time there was no sign of clouds in the sky but suddenly a cloud 

came and it rained till rainwater started leaking through the roof of the mosque which was 

made of date-palm leaf stalks. Then the prayer was established and I saw Allah's Apostle 

prostrating in mud and water and I saw the traces of mud on his forehead." 

3.234: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days 

of Ramadan." 

3.235: 

Narrated Abu SaMd Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle used to practice Ftikaf (in the mosque) in the middle third of Ramadan 

and after passing the twenty nights he used to go back to his house on the 21st, and the 

people who were in Ftikaf with him also used to go back to their houses. Once in 

Ramadan, in which he practiced Ftikaf, he established the night prayers at the night in 

which he used to return home, and then he addressed the people and ordered them 

whatever Allah wished him to order and said, "I used to practice Ftikaf for these ten days 

(i.e. the middle third but now I intend to stay in Ftikaf for the last ten days (of the month); 

so whoever was in Ftikaf with me should stay at his place of seclusion. I have verily been 

shown (the date of) this Night (of Qadr) but I have forgotten it. So search for it in the odd 

nights of the last ten days (of this month). I also saw myself (in the dream) prostrating in 

mud and water." On the night of the 21st, the sky was covered with clouds and it rained, 

and the rainwater started leaking through the roof of the mosque at the praying place of 

the Prophet . I saw with my own eyes the Prophet at the completion of the morning prayer 

leaving with his face covered with mud and water. 

3.236: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "Look for (the Night of Qadr). 

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Allah's Apostle used to practice Ftikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and used to say, 

"Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan." 

3.238: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet said, "Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan ,' on the 

night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten nights of Ramadan (i.e. 

21, 23, 25, respectively). 

3.239: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The Night of Qadr is in the last ten nights of the month (Ramadan), 

either on the first nine or in the last (remaining) seven nights (of Ramadan)." Ibn "Abbas 

added, "Search for it on the twenty- fourth (of Ramadan). 

3.240: 

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: 

The Prophet came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were 

quarreling with each other. So, the Prophet said, "I came out to inform you about the 

Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarreling, so the news about it had been 

taken away; yet that might be for your own good, so search for it on the 29th, 27th and 

25th (of Ramadan). 

3.241: 

Narrated Aisha: 

With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt 

(i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the 

prayers. 

3.242: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Allah's Apostle used to practice Ftikaf in the last ten days of the month of Ramadan. 

3.243: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) The Prophet used to practice Ftikaf in the last ten days of 

Ramadan till he died and then his wives used to practice Ftikaf after him. 

3.244: 

Narrated Abu Sa"id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle used to practice Ftikaf in the middle ten days of Ramadan and once he 

stayed in Ftikaf till the night of the twenty- first and it was the night in the morning of 

which he used to come out of his Ftikaf. The Prophet said, "Whoever was in Ftikaf with 

me should stay in Ftikaf for the last ten days, for I was informed (of the date) of the Night 

(of Qadr) but I have been caused to forget it. (In the dream) I saw myself prostrating in 

mud and water in the morning of that night. So, look for it in the last ten nights and in the 

odd ones of them." It rained that night and the roof of the mosque dribbled as it was made 

of leaf stalks of date-palms. I saw with my own eyes the mark of mud and water on the 

forehead of the Prophet (i.e. in the morning of the twenty- first). 

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The Prophet used to (put) bend his head (out) to me while he was in Ftikaf in the mosque 

during my monthly periods and I would comb and oil his hair. 

3.246: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle used to let his head in (the house) while he was 

in the mosque and I would comb and oil his hair. When in Ftikaf he used not to enter the 

house except for a need. 

3.247: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet used to embrace me during my menses. He also used to put his head out of 

the mosque while he was in Ftikaf, and I would wash it during my menses. 

3.248: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

"Umar asked the Prophet "I vowed in the Pre-Islamic period of ignorance to stay in Ftikaf 

for one night in Al-Masjid al-Haram." The Prophet said to him, "Fulfill your vow." 

3.249: 

Narrated "Amra: 

Aisha said, "the Prophet used to practice Ftikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan and I used 

to pitch a tent for him, and after offering the morning prayer, he used to enter the tent." 

Hafsa asked the permission of 'Aisha to pitch a tent for her and she allowed her and she 

pitched her tent. When Zainab bint Jahsh saw it, she pitched another tent. In the morning 

the Prophet noticed the tents. He said, 'What is this?" He was told of the whole situation. 

Then the Prophet said, "Do you think that they intended to do righteousness by doing 

this?" He therefore abandoned the Ftikaf in that month and practiced Ftikaf for ten days 

in the month of Shawwal." 

3.250: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet intended to practice Ftikaf and when he reached the place where he intended 

to perform Ftikaf, he saw some tents, the tents of "Aisha, Hafsa and Zainab. So, he said, 

"Do you consider that they intended to do righteousness by doing this?" And then he went 

away and did not perform Ftikaf (in Ramadan) but performed it in the month of Shawwal 

for ten days. 

3.251: 

Narrated ' Ali bin Al-Husain: 

Safiya, the wife of the Prophet told me that she went to Allah's Apostle to visit him in the 

mosque while he was in Ftikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan. She had a talk with him 

for a while, then she got up in order to return home. The Prophet accompanied her. When 

they reached the gate of the mosque, opposite the door of Um-Salama, two Ansari men 

were passing by and they greeted Allah's Apostle . He told them: Do not run away! And 

said, "She is (my wife) Safiya bint Huyai." Both of them said, "Subhan Allah, (How dare 

we think of any evil) O Allah's Apostle!" And they felt it. The Prophet said (to them), 

"Satan reaches everywhere in the human body as blood reaches in it, (everywhere in one's 

body). I was afraid lest Satan might insert an evil thought in your minds." 

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I asked Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri, "Did you hear Allah's Apostle talking about the Night of 

Qadr?" He replied in the affirmative and said, "Once we were in Ftikaf with Allah's 

Apostle in the middle ten days of (Ramadan) and we came out of it in the morning of the 

twentieth, and Allah's Apostle- delivered a sermon on the 20th (of Ramadan) and said, 'I 

was informed (of the date) of the Night of Qadr (in my dream) but had forgotten it. So, 

look for it in the odd nights of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. I saw myself 

prostrating in mud and water on that night (as a sign of the Night of Qadr). So, whoever 

had been in Ftikaf with Allah's Apostle should return for it.' The people returned to the 

mosque (for Ftikaf). There was no trace of clouds in the sky. But all of a sudden a cloud 

came and it rained. Then the prayer was established (they stood for the prayer) and Allah's 

Apostle prostrated in mud and water and I saw mud over the forehead and the nose of the 

Prophet. 

3.253: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

One of the wives of Allah's Apostle practiced Ftikaf with him while she ad bleeding in 

between her periods and she would see red (blood) or yellowish traces, and sometimes we 

put a tray beneath her when she offered the prayer. 

3.254: 

Narrated 'Ali bin Al-Husain (from Safiya, the Prophet's wife): 

The wives of the Prophet were with him in the mosque (while he was in Ftikaf) and then 

they departed and the Prophet said to Safiya bint Huyai, "Don't hurry up, for I shall 

accompany you," (and her dwelling was in the house of Usama). The Prophet went out 

and in the meantime two Ansari men met him and they looked at the Prophet and passed 

by. The Prophet said to them, "Come here. She is (my wife) Safiya bint Huyai." They 

replied, "Subhan Allah, (How dare we think of evil) O Allah's Apostle! (we never expect 

anything bad from you)." The Prophet replied, "Satan circulates in the human being as 

blood circulates in the body, and I was afraid lest Satan might insert an evil thought in 

your minds." 

3.255: 

Narrated ' Ali bin Al-Husain from Safiya: 

Safiya went to the Prophet while he was in Ftikaf. When she returned, the Prophet 

accompanied her walking. An Ansari man saw him. When the Prophet noticed him, he 

called him and said, "Come here. She is Safiya. (Sufyan a sub-narrator perhaps said that 

the Prophet had said, "This is Safiya"). And Satan circulates in the body of Adam's 

offspring as his blood circulates in it." 

(A sub-narrator asked Sufyan, "Did Safiya visit him at night?" He said, "Of course, at 

night.") 

3.256: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

We practiced Ftikaf with Allah's Apostle in the middle ten days (of Ramadan). In the 

morning of the twentieth (of Ramadan) we shifted our baggage, but Allah's Apostle came 

to us and said, "Whoever was m Ftikaf should return to his place of Ftikaf, for I saw (i.e. 

was informed about the date of) this Night (of Qadr) and saw myself prostrating in mud 

and water." When I returned to my place the sky was overcast with clouds and it rained. 

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end of that day, and the mosque which was roofed with leafstalks of date palm trees 

(leaked with rain) and I saw the trace of mud and water over the nose of the Prophet and 

its tip. 

3.257: 

Narrated 'Amra bint ' Abdur-Rahman from 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle used to practice Ftikaf every year in the month of Ramadan. And after 

offering the morning prayer, he used to enter the place of his Ftikaf 'Aisha asked his 

permission to let her practice Ftikaf and he allowed her, and so she pitched a tent in the 

mosque. When Hafsa heard of that, she also pitched a tent (for herself), and when Zainab 

heard of that, she too pitched another tent. When, in the morning, Allah's Apostle had 

finished the morning prayer, he saw four tents and asked, "What is this?" He was 

informed about it. He then said, "What made them do this? Is it righteousness? Remove 

the tents, for I do not want to see them." So, the tents were removed. The Prophet did not 

perform Ftikaf that year in the month of Ramadan, but did it in the last ten days of 

Shawwal. 

3.258: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

'Umar bin Al-Khattab said, "O Allah's Apostle! I vowed in the Pre-Islamic period to 

perform Ftikaf in Al-Masjid-al-Haram for one night." The Prophet said, "Fulfill your 

vow." So, he performed Ftikaf for one night. 

3.259: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

that 'Umar had vowed in the Pre-Islamic period to perform Ftikaf in Al-Masjid-al-Haram. 

(A sub-narrator thinks that 'Umar vowed to perform Ftikaf for one night.) Allah's Apostle 

said to 'Umar, "Fulfill your vow." 

3.260: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet used to perform Ftikaf every year in the month of Ramadan for ten days, and 

when it was the year of his death, he stayed in Ftikaf for twenty days. 

3.261: 

Narrated 'Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman from 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle mentioned that he would practice Ftikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan. 

'Aisha asked his permission to perform Ftikaf and he permitted her. Hafsa asked ' Aisha 

to take his permission for her, and she did so. When Zainab bint Jahsh saw that, she 

ordered a tent to be pitched for her and it was pitched for her. Allah's Apostle used to 

proceed to his tent after the prayer. So, he saw the tents ans asked, "What is this?" He was 

told that those were the tents of Aisha, Hafsa, and Zainab. Allah's Apostle said, "Is it 

righteousness which they intended by doing so? I am not going to perform Ftikaf." So he 

returned home. When the fasting month was over, he performed Itikar for ten days in the 

month of Shawwal. 

3.262: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

Aisha during her menses used to comb and oil the hair of the Prophet while he used to be 

in Ftikaf in the mosque. He would stretch out his head towards her while she was in her 

chamber. 



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3.263: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

You people say that Abu Huraira tells many narrations from Allah's Apostle and you also 

wonder why the emigrants and Ansar do not narrate from Allah's Apostle as Abu Huraira 

does. My emigrant brothers were busy in the market while I used to stick to Allah's 

Apostle content with what fills my stomach; so I used to be present when they were 

absent and I used to remember when they used to forget, and my Ansari brothers used to 

be busy with their properties and I was one of the poor men of Suffa. I used to remember 

the narrations when they used to forget. No doubt, Allah's Apostle once said, "Whoever 

spreads his garment till I have finished my present speech and then gathers it to himself, 

will remember whatever I will say." So, I spread my colored garment which I was 

wearing till Allah's Apostle had finished his saying, and then I gathered it to my chest. So, 

I did not forget any of that narrations. 

3.264: 

Narrated Ibrahim bin Sa"d from his father from his grandfather: 

"Abdur Rahman bin " Auf said, "When we came to Medina as emigrants, Allah's Apostle 

established a bond of brotherhood between me and Sa"d bin Ar-Rabi\ Sa"d bin Ar-Rabi" 

said (to me), 'I am the richest among the Ansar, so I will give you half of my wealth and 

you may look at my two wives and whichever of the two you may choose I will divorce 

her, and when she has completed the prescribed period (before marriage) you may marry 

her.' "Abdur-Rahman replied, "I am not in need of all that. Is there any marketplace where 

trade is practiced?' He replied, "The market of Qainuqa." "Abdur-Rahman went to that 

market the following day and brought some dried buttermilk (yogurt) and butter, and then 

he continued going there regularly. Few days later, " Abdur-Rahman came having traces of 

yellow (scent) on his body. Allah's Apostle asked him whether he had got married. He 

replied in the affirmative. The Prophet said, Whom have you married?' He replied, A 

woman from the Ansar.' Then the Prophet asked, 'How much did you pay her?' He 

replied, '(I gave her) a gold piece equal in weigh to a date stone (or a date stone of gold)! 

The Prophet said, 'Give a Walima (wedding banquet) even if with one sheep .' " 

3.265: 

Narrated Anas: 

When "Abdur-Rahman bin "Auf came to Medina, the Prophet established a bond of 

brotherhood between him and Sa"d bin Ar-Rabi al- Ansari. Sa"d was a rich man, so he 

said to "Abdur-Rahman, "I will give you half of my property and will help you marry." 

"Abdur-Rahman said (to him), "May Allah bless you in your family and property. Show 

me the market." So "Abdur-Rahman did not return from the market) till he gained some 

dried buttermilk (yogurt) and butter (through trading). He brought that to his house-hold. 

We stayed for sometime (or as long as Allah wished), and then "Abdur-Rahman came, 

scented with yellowish perfume. The Prophet said (to him) "What is this?" He replied, "I 

got married to an Ansari woman." The Prophet asked, "What did you pay her?" He 

replied, "A gold stone or gold equal to the weight of a date stone." The Prophet said (to 

him), "Give a wedding banquet even if with one sheep." 

3.266: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 



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'Ukaz, Majanna and Dhul-Majaz were marketplaces in the Pre-Islamic period of 

ignorance. When Islam came, Muslims felt that marketing there might be a sin. So, the 

Divine Inspiration came: "There is no harm for you to seek the bounty of your Lord (in 

the seasons of Hajj)." (2.198) Ibn 'Abbas recited the Verse in this way. 

3.267: 

Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: 

The Prophet said "Both legal and illegal things are obvious, and in between them are 

(suspicious) doubtful matters. So whoever forsakes those doubtful things lest he may 

commit a sin, will definitely avoid what is clearly illegal; and whoever indulges in these 

(suspicious) doubtful things bravely, is likely to commit what is clearly illegal. Sins are 

Allah's Hima (i.e. private pasture) and whoever pastures (his sheep) near it, is likely to get 

in it at any moment." 

3.268: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Mulaika: 

'Uqba bin Al-Harith said that a black woman came and claimed that she had suckled both 

of them (i.e. 'Uqba and his wife). So, he mentioned that to the Prophet who turned his 

face from him and smiled and said, "How (can you keep your wife), and it was said (that 

both of you were suckled by the same woman)?" His wife was the daughter of Abu Ihab- 

al-Tamimi. 

3.269: 

Narrated Aisha: 

'Utba bin Abu Waqqas took a firm promise from his brother Sa'd bin Abu Waqqas to 

take the son of the slave-girl of Zanf a into his custody as he was his (i.e. 'Utba's) son. In 

the year of the Conquest (of Mecca) Sa'd bin Abu Waqqas took him, and said that he was 

his brother's son, and his brother took a promise from him to that effect. Abu bin Zanf a 

got up and said, "He is my brother and the son of the slave-girl of my father and was born 

on my father's bed." Then they both went to the Prophet Sa'd said, "O Allah's Apostle! He 

is the son of my brother and he has taken a promise from me that I will take him." Abu 

bin Zanf a said, "(He is) my brother and the son of my father's slave-girl and was born on 

my father's bed." Allah's Apostle said, "The boy is for you. O Abu bin Zanf a." Then the 

Prophet said, "The son is for the bed (i.e. the man on whose bed he was born) and stones 

(disappointment and deprivation) for the one who has done illegal sexual intercourse." 

The Prophet told his wife Sauda bint Zanf a to screen herself from that boy as he noticed 

a similarity between the boy and 'Utba. So, the boy did not see her till he died. 

3.270: 

Narrated ' Adi bin Hatim: 

I asked Allah's Apostle about Al Mirad (i.e. a sharp-edged piece of wood or a piece of 

wood provided with a piece of iron used for hunting). He replied, "If the game is hit by its 

sharp edge, eat it, and if it is hit by its broad side, do not eat it, for it has been beaten to 

death." I asked, "O Allah's Apostle! I release my dog by the name of Allah and find with 

it at the game, another dog on which I have not mentioned the name of Allah, and I do not 

know which one of them caught the game." Allah's Apostle said (to him), 'Don't eat it as 

you have mentioned the name of Allah on your dog and not on the other dog." 

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The Prophet passed by a fallen date and said, "Were it not for my doubt that this might 

have been given in charity, I would have eaten it." And narrated Abu Huraira the Prophet 

said, "I found a date-fruit fallen on my bed." 

3.272: 

Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim: 

that his uncle said: "The Prophet was asked: If a person feels something during his prayer; 

should one interrupt his prayer?" The Prophet said: No! You should not give it up unless 

you hear a sound or smell something." Narrated Ibn Abi Hafsa: Az-Zuhri said, "There is 

no need of repeating ablution unless you detect a smell or hear a sound." 

3.273: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Some people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Meat is brought to us by some people and we are 

not sure whether the name of Allah has been mentioned on it or not (at the time of 

slaughtering the animals)." Allah's Apostle said (to them), "Mention the name of Allah 

and eat it." 

3.274: 

Narrated Jabir: 

While we were offering the prayer with the Prophet a caravan carrying food came from 

Sham. The people looked towards the caravan (and went to it) and only twelve persons 

remained with the Prophet. So, the Divine Inspiration came; "But when they see some 

bargain or some amusement, they disperse headlong to it." (62. 11) 

3.275: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "A time will come when one will not care how one gains one's money, 

legally or illegally." 

3.276: 

Narrated Abu Al-Minhal: 

I used to practice money exchange, and I asked Zaid bin Arqam about it, and he narrated 

what the Prophet said in the following: Abu Al-Minhal said, "I asked Al-Bara' bin 'Azib 

and Zaid bin Arqam about practicing money exchange. They replied, 'We were traders in 

the time of Allah's Apostle and I asked Allah's Apostle about money exchange. He 

replied, 'If it is from hand to hand, there is no harm in it; otherwise it is not permissible." 

3.277: 

Narrated 'Ubai bin 'Umar: 

Abu Musa asked "Umar to admit him but he was not admitted as 'Umar was busy, so Abu 

Musa went back. When 'Umar finished his job he said, "Didn't I hear the voice of 

'Abdullah bin Qais? Let him come in." 'Umar was told that he had left. So, he sent for 

him and on his arrival, he (Abu Musa) said, "We were ordered to do so (i.e. to leave if not 

admitted after asking permission thrice). 'Umar told him, "Bring witness in proof of your 

statement." Abu Musa went to the Ansar's meeting places and asked them. They said, 

"None amongst us will give this witness except the youngest of us, Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri. 

Abu Musa then took Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (to 'Umar) and 'Umar said, surprisingly, "Has 

this order of Allah's Apostle been hidden from me?" (Then he added), "I used to be busy 

trading in markets." 

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Narrated Jabir: 

A caravan arrived (at Medina) while we were offering the Jumua prayer with the Prophet. 

The people left out for the caravan, with the exception of twelve persons. Then this Verse 

was revealed: 'But when they see some bargain or some amusement, they disperse 

headlong to it and leave you standing." (62. 11) 

3.279: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet said, "If a woman gives in charity from her house meals without wasting (i.e. 

being extravagant), she will get the reward for her giving, and her husband will also get 

the reward for his earning and the storekeeper will also get a similar reward. The 

acquisition of the reward of none of them will reduce the reward of the others." 

3.280: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "If a woman gives something (i.e. in charity) from her husband's 

earnings without his permission, she will get half his reward." 

3.281: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "whoever desires an expansion in his sustenance and age, 

should keep good relations with his Kith and kin." 

3.282: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet purchased food grains from a Jew on credit and mortgaged his iron armor to 

him. 

3.283: 

Narrated Qatada: 

Anas went to the Prophet with barley bread having some dissolved fat on it. The Prophet 

had mortgaged his armor to a Jew in Medina and took from him some barley for his 

family. Anas heard him saying, "The household of Muhammad did not possess even a 

single Sa of wheat or food grains for the evening meal, although he has nine wives to 

look after." (See Hadith No. 685) 

3.284: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

When Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was chosen Caliph, he said, "My people know that my 

profession was not incapable of providing substance to my family. And as I will be busy 

serving the Muslim nation, my family will eat from the National Treasury of Muslims, 

and I will practice the profession of serving the Muslims." 

3.285: 

Narrated Aisha: 

The companions of Allah's Apostle used to practice manual labor, so their sweat used to 

smell, and they were advised to take a bath. 

3.286: 

Narrated Al-Miqdam: 

The Prophet said, "Nobody has ever eaten a better meal than that which one has earned by 

working with one's own hands. The Prophet of Allah, David used to eat from the earnings 

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3.287: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The Prophet David used not to eat except from the earnings of his 

manual labor." 

3.288: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "One would rather cut and carry a bundle of wood on his back than 

ask somebody who may or may not live him." 

3.289: 

Narrated Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam: 

The Prophet said, "One would rather take a rope and cut wood and carry it than ask 

others). 

3.290: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, 

and in demanding back his money." 

3.291: 

Narrated Hudhaifa: 

The Prophet said, "Before your time the angels received the soul of a man and asked him, 

'Did you do any good deeds (in your life)?' He replied, 'I used to order my employees to 

grant time to the rich person to pay his debts at his convenience.' So Allah said to the 

angels; "Excuse him." Rabi said that (the dead man said), 'I used to be easy to the rich and 

grant time to the poor.' Or, in another narration, 'grant time to the well-off and forgive the 

needy,' or, 'accept from the well-off and forgive the needy.' 

3.292: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "There was a merchant who used to lend the people, and whenever his 

debtor was in straitened circumstances, he would say to his employees, 'Forgive him so 

that Allah may forgive us.' So, Allah forgave him." 

3.293: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The seller and the buyer have the right to keep or return goods as 

long as they have not parted or till they part; and if both the parties spoke the truth and 

described the defects and qualities (of the goods), then they would be blessed in their 

transaction, and if they told lies or hid something, then the blessings of their transaction 

would be lost." 

3.294: 

Narrated Abu SaTd: 

We used to be given mixed dates (from the booty) and used to sell (barter) two Sas of 

those dates) for one Sa (of good dates). The Prophet said (to us), "No (bartering of) two 

Sas for one Sa nor two Dirhams for one Dirham is permissible", (as that is a kind of 

usury). (See Hadith No. 405). 

3.295: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud: 



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An Ansari man, called Abu Shu'aib, came and told his butcher slave, "Prepare meals 

sufficient for five persons, for I want to invite the Prophet along with four other persons 

as I saw signs of hunger on his face." Abu Shu'aib invited them and another person came 

along with them. The Prophet said (to Abu Shu'aib), This man followed us, so if you 

allow him, he will join us, and if you want him to return, he will go back." Abu Shu'aib 

said, "No, I have allowed him (i.e. he, too, is welcomed to the meal). 

3.296: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam: 

The Prophet aid, "The buyer and the seller have the option to cancel or to confirm the 

deal, as long as they have not parted or till they part, and if they spoke the truth and told 

each other the defects of the things, then blessings would be in their deal, and if they hid 

something and told lies, the blessing of the deal would be lost." 

3.297: 

Narrated Aisha: 

When the last Verses of Surat al- Baqara were revealed, the Prophet recited them in the 

mosque and proclaimed the trade of alcohol as illegal. 

3.298: 

Narrated Samura bin Jundab: 

The Prophet said, "This night I dreamt that two men came and took me to a Holy land 

whence we proceeded on till we reached a river of blood, where a man was standing, and 

on its bank was standing another man with stones in his hands. The man in the middle of 

the river tried to come out, but the other threw a stone in his mouth and forced him to go 

back to his original place. So, whenever he tried to come out, the other man would throw 

a stone in his mouth and force him to go back to his former place. I asked, 'Who is this?' I 

was told, 'The person in the river was a Riba-eater." 

3.299: 

Narrated ' Aun bin Abu Juhaifa: 

My father bought a slave who practiced the profession of cupping. (My father broke the 

slave's instruments of cupping). I asked my father why he had done so. He replied, "The 

Prophet forbade the acceptance of the price of a dog or blood, and also forbade the 

profession of tattooing, getting tattooed and receiving or giving Riba, (usury), and cursed 

the picture -makers." 

3.300: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The swearing (by the seller) may persuade the buyer to 

purchase the goods but that will be deprived of Allah's blessing." 

3.301: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu " Aufa: 

A man displayed some goods in the market and swore by Allah that he had been offered 

so much for that, that which was not offered, and he said so, so as to cheat a Muslim. On 

that occasion the following Verse was revealed: "Verily! Those who purchase a small 

gain at the cost of Allah's covenant and their oaths (They shall have no portion in the 

Hereafter ..etc.)' (3.77) 

3.302: 

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I got an old she-camel as my share from the booty, and the Prophet had given me another 

from Al-Khumus. And when I intended to marry Fatima (daughter of the Prophet), I 

arranged that a goldsmith from the tribe of Bani Qainuqa' would accompany me in order 

to bring Idhkhir and then sell it to the goldsmiths and use its price for my marriage 

banquet. 

3.303: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Allah made Mecca a sanctuary and it was neither permitted for 

anyone before, nor will it be permitted for anyone after me (to fight in it). And fighting in 

it was made legal for me for a few hours of a day only. None is allowed to uproot its 

thorny shrubs or to cut down its trees or to chase its game or to pick up its Luqata (fallen 

things) except by a person who would announce it publicly." "Abbas bin "Abdul-Muttalib 

requested the Prophet, "Except Al-Idhkhir, for our goldsmiths and for the roofs of our 

houses." The Prophet said, "Except Al-Idhkhir." Tkrima said, "Do you know what is 

meant by chasing its game? It is to drive it out of the shade and sit in its place." Khalid 

said, "("Abbas said: Al-Idhkhir) for our goldsmiths and our graves." 

3.304: 

Narrated Khabbab: 

I was a blacksmith in the Pre-Islamic period, and Asi bin Wail owed me some money, so 

I went to him to demand it. He said (to me), "I will not pay you unless you disbelieve 

Muhammad." I said, "I will not disbelieve till Allah kills you and then you get 

resurrected." He said, "Leave me till I die and get resurrected, then I will be given wealth 

and children and I will pay you your debt." On that occasion it was revealed to the 

Prophet: 

'Have you seen him who disbelieved in Our signs and says: Surely I will be given wealth 

and children? Has he known the unseen, or has he taken a covenant from the Beneficent 

(Allah)? (19.77-78) 

3.305: 

Narrated 'Is-haq bin "Abdullah bin Abu Talha: 

I heard Anas bin Malik saying, "A tailor invited Allah's Apostle to a meal which he had 

prepared. " Anas bin Malik said, "I accompanied Allah's Apostle to that meal. He served 

the Prophet with bread and soup made with gourd and dried meat. I saw the Prophet 

taking the pieces of gourd from the dish." Anas added, "Since that day I have continued to 

like gourd." 

3.306: 

Narrated Abu Hazim: 

I heard Sahl bin Sa"d saying, "A woman brought a Burda (i.e. a square piece of cloth 

having edging). I asked, 'Do you know what a Burda is?' They replied in the affirmative 

and said, "It is a cloth sheet with woven margins." Sahl went on, "She addressed the 

Prophet and said, 'I have woven it with my hands for you to wear.' The Prophet took it as 

he was in need of it, and came to us wearing it as a waist sheet. One of us said, 'O Allah's 

Apostle! Give it to me to wear.' The Prophet agreed to give it to him. The Prophet sat 

with the people for a while and then returned (home), wrapped that waist sheet and sent it 

to him. The people said to that man, 'You haven't done well by asking him for it when 

you know that he never turns down anybody's request.' The man replied, 'By Allah, I have 



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not asked him for it except to use it as my shroud when I die." Sahl added; "Later it (i.e. 
that sheet) was his shroud." 
3.307: 

Narrated Abu Hazim: 

Some men came to Sahl bin Sa'd to ask him about the pulpit. He replied, "Allah's Apostle 
sent for a woman (Sahl named her) (this message): 'Order your slave carpenter to make 
pieces of wood (i.e. a pulpit) for me so that I may sit on it while addressing the people.' 
So, she ordered him to make it from the tamarisk of the forest. He brought it to her and 
she sent it to Allah's Apostle . Allah's Apostle ordered it to be placed in the mosque: so, it 
was put and he sat on it. 
3.308: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

An Ansari woman said to Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I make something 
for you to sit on, as I have a slave who is a carpenter?" He replied, "If you wish." So, she 
got a pulpit made for him. When it was Friday the Prophet sat on that pulpit. The date- 
palm stem near which the Prophet used to deliver his sermons cried so much so that it 
was about to burst. The Prophet came down from the pulpit to the stem and embraced it 
and it started groaning like a child being persuaded to stop crying and then it stopped 
crying. The Prophet said, "It has cried because of (missing) what it use to hear of the 
religions knowledge." 
3.309: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle bought food grains from a Jew on credit and mortgaged his armor to him. 
3.310: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

I was with the Prophet in a Ghazwa (Military Expedition) and my camel was slow and 
exhausted. The Prophet came up to me and said, "O Jabir." I replied, "Yes?" He said, 
"What is the matter with you?" I replied, "My camel is slow and tired, so I am left 
behind." So, he got down and poked the camel with his stick and then ordered me to ride. 
I rode the camel and it became so fast that I had to hold it from going ahead of Allah's 
Apostle . He then asked me, have you got married?" I replied in the affirmative. He asked, 
"A virgin or a matron?" I replied, "I married a matron." The Prophet said, "Why have you 
not married a virgin, so that you may play with her and she may play with you?" Jabir 
replied, "I have sisters (young in age) so I liked to marry a matron who could collect them 
all and comb their hair and look after them." The Prophet said, "You will reach, so when 
you have arrived (at home), I advise you to associate with your wife (that you may have 
an intelligent son)." Then he asked me, "Would you like to sell your camel?" I replied in 
the affirmative and the Prophet purchased it for one Uqiya of gold. Allah's Apostle 
reached before me and I reached in the morning, and when I went to the mosque, I found 
him at the door of the mosque. He asked me, "Have you arrived just now?" I replied in 
the affirmative. He said, "Leave your camel and come into (the mosque) and pray two 
rak'at." I entered and offered the prayer. He told Bilal to weigh and give me one Uqiya of 
gold. So Bilal weighed for me fairly and I went away. The Prophet sent for me and I 
thought that he would return to me my camel which I hated more than anything else. But 
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3.311: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

"Ukaz, Majanna and Dhul-Majaz were markets in the Pre-Islamic period. When the 

people embraced Islam they considered it a sin to trade there. So, the following Holy 

Verse came:-- 'There is no harm for you if you seek of the bounty of your Lord (Allah) in 

the Hajj season." (2. 198) Ibn "Abbas recited it like this. 

3.312: 

Narrated "Amr: 

Here (i.e. in Mecca) there was a man called Nawwas and he had camels suffering from 

the disease of excessive and unquenchable thirst. Ibn "Umar went to the partner of 

Nawwas and bought those camels. The man returned to Nawwas and told him that he had 

sold those camels. Nawwas asked him, "To whom have you sold them?" He replied, "To 

such and such Sheikh." Nawwas said, "Woe to you; By Allah, that Sheikh was Ibn 

"Umar." Nawwas then went to Ibn "Umar and said to him, "My partner sold you camels 

suffering from the disease of excessive thirst and he had not known you." Ibn "Umar told 

him to take them back. When Nawwas went to take them, Ibn "Umar said to him, "Leave 

them there as I am happy with the decision of Allah's Apostle that there is no oppression . 

3.313: 

Narrated Abu Qatada: 

We set out with Allah's Apostle in the year of Hunain, (the Prophet gave me an armor). I 

sold that armor and bought a garden in the region of the tribe of Bani Salama and that was 

the first property I got after embracing Islam. 

3.314: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in 

comparison with a bad one, is I like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith's bellows 

(or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good smell while the 

bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or you get a bad nasty smell 

thereof." 

3.315: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Abu Taiba cupped Allah's Apostle so he ordered that he be paid one Sa of dates and 

ordered his masters to reduce his tax (as he was a slave and had to pay a tax to them). 

3.316: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Once the Prophet got his blood out (medically) and paid that person who had done it. If it 

had been illegal, the Prophet would not have paid him. 

3.317: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin "Umar: 

Once the Prophet sent to "Umar a silken two-piece garment, and when he saw "Umar 

wearing it, he said to him, "I have not sent it to you to wear. It is worn by him who has no 

share in the Hereafter, and I have sent it to you so that you could benefit by it (i.e. sell it). 

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(mother of the faithful believers) I bought a cushion with pictures on it. When Allah's 

Apostle saw it, he kept standing at the door and did not enter the house. I noticed the sign 

of disgust on his face, so I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I repent to Allah and H is Apostle . 

(Please let me know) what sin I have done." Allah's Apostle said, "What about this 

cushion?" I replied, "I bought it for you to sit and recline on." Allah's Apostle said, "The 

painters (i.e. owners) of these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection. It will 

be said to them, 'Put life in what you have created (i.e. painted).' " The Prophet added, 

"The angels do not enter a house where there are pictures." 

3.319: 

Narrated Anas: 

The Prophet said, "O Bani Najjar! Suggest a price for your garden." Part of it was a ruin 

and it contained some date palms. 

3.320: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "The buyer and the seller have the option to cancel or confirm the 

bargain before they separate from each other or if the sale is optional." Naff said, "Ibn 

'Umar used to separate quickly from the seller if he had bought a thing which he liked." 

3.321: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam" 

The Prophet said, "The buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or confirming 

the deal unless they separate." 

3.322: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The seller and the buyer have the option of canceling or confirming 

the deal unless they separate, or one of them says to the other, 'Choose (i.e. decide to 

cancel or confirm the bargain now)." Perhaps he said, 'Or if it is an optional sale.' " Ibn 

'Umar, Shuraih, Ash-Shu'bi, Tawus, Ata, and Ibn Abu Mulaika agree upon this 

judgment. 

3.323: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam: 

The Prophet said, "The buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or confirming 

the bargain unless they separate, and if they spoke the truth and made clear the defects of 

the goods, them they would be blessed in their bargain, and if they told lies and hid some 

facts, their bargain would be deprived of Allah's blessings." 

3.324: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Both the buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or 

confirming a bargain unless they separate, or the sale is optional." (See Hadith No. 320). 

3.325: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Both the buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or 

confirming the bargain, as long as they are still together, and unless they separate or one 

of them gives the other the option of keeping or re 

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The Prophet said, "No deal is settled and finalized unless the buyer and the seller 

separate, except if the deal is optional (whereby the validity of the bargain depends on the 

stipulations agreed upon). 

3.327: 

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam: 

The Prophet said, "Both the buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or 

confirming the bargain unless they separate." The sub-narrator, Hammam said, "I found 

this in my book: 'Both the buyer and the seller give the option of either confirming or 

canceling the bargain three times, and if they speak the truth and mention the defects, 

then their bargain will be blessed, and if they tell lies and conceal the defects, they might 

gain some financial gain but they will deprive their sale of (Allah's) blessings." 

3.328: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

A person came to the Prophet and told him that he was always betrayed in purchasing. 

The Prophet told him to say at the time of buying, "No cheating." 

3.329: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle said, "An army will invade the Ka'ba and when the invaders reach Al- 

Baida', all the ground will sink and swallow the whole army." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! 

How will they sink into the ground while amongst them will be their markets (the people 

who worked in business and not invaders) and the people not belonging to them?" The 

Prophet replied, "all of those people will sink but they will be resurrected and judged 

according to their intentions." 

3.330: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "The congregational prayer of anyone amongst you is more than 

twenty (five or twenty seven) times in reward than his prayer in the market or in his 

house, for if he performs ablution completely and then goes to the mosque with the sole 

intention of performing the prayer, and nothing urges him to proceed to the mosque 

except the prayer, then, on every step which he takes towards the mosque, he will be 

raised one degree or one of his sins will be forgiven. The angels will keep on asking 

Allah's forgiveness and blessings for everyone of you so long as he keeps sitting at his 

praying place. The angels will say, 'O Allah, bless him! O Allah, be merciful to him!' as 

long as he does not do Hadath or a thing which gives trouble to the other." The Prophet 

further said, "One is regarded in prayer so long as one is waiting for the prayer." 

3.331: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

While the Prophet was in the market, somebody, called, "O Abul-Qasim." The Prophet 

turned to him. The man said, "I have called to this (i.e. another man)." The Prophet said, 

"Name yourselves by my name but not by my Kunya (name)." (In Arabic world it is the 

custom to call the man as the father of his eldest son, e.g. Abul-Qasim.) 

(See Hadith No. 737, Vol. 4) 

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A man at Al-Baqi' called, "O Abul-Qasim!" The Prophet turned to him and the man said 

(to the Prophet ), "I did not intend to call you." The prophet said, "Name yourselves by 

my name but not by my Kunya (name). 

3.333: 

Narrated Abu Huraira Ad-Dausi: 

Once the Prophet went out during the day. Neither did he talk to me nor I to him till he 

reached the market of Bani Qainuqa and then he sat in the compound of Fatima's house 

and asked about the small boy (his grandson Al-Hasan) but Fatima kept the boy in for a 

while. I thought she was either changing his clothes or giving the boy a bath. After a 

while the boy came out running and the Prophet embraced and kissed him and then said, 

'O Allah! Love him, and love whoever loves him.' 

3.334: 

Narrated Naff : 

Ibn 'Umar told us that the people used to buy food from the caravans in the lifetime of the 

Prophet. The Prophet used to forbid them to sell it at the very place where they had 

purchased it (but they were to wait) till they carried it to the market where foodstuff was 

sold. Ibn 'Umar said, 'The Prophet also forbade the reselling of foodstuff by somebody 

who had bought it unless he had received it with exact full measure.' 

3.335: 

Narrated Ata bin Yasar: 

I met 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As and asked him, "Tell me about the description of 

Allah's Apostle which is mentioned in Torah (i.e. Old Testament.") He replied, 'Yes. By 

Allah, he is described in Torah with some of the qualities attributed to him in the Qur'an 

as follows: 

"O Prophet ! We have sent you as a witness (for Allah's True religion) And a giver of glad 

tidings (to the faithful believers), And a warner (to the unbelievers) And guardian of the 

illiterates. You are My slave and My messenger (i.e. Apostle). I have named you "Al- 

Mutawakkil" (who depends upon Allah). You are neither discourteous, harsh Nor a 

noisemaker in the markets And you do not do evil to those Who do evil to you, but you 

deal With them with forgiveness and kindness. Allah will not let him (the Prophet) Die 

till he makes straight the crooked people by making them say: "None has the right to be 

worshipped but Allah," With which will be opened blind eyes And deaf ears and 

enveloped hearts." 

3.336: 

Narrated 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "He who buys foodstuff should not sell it till he is satisfied with the 

measure with which he has bought it. 

3.337: 

Narrated Jabir: 

'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Haram died and was in debt to others. I asked the Prophet to 

intercede with his creditors for some reduction in the debts. The Prophet requested them 

(to reduce the debts) but they refused. The Prophet said to me, "Go and put your dates (In 

heaps) according to their different kinds. The Ajwa on one side, the cluster of Ibn Zaid on 

another side, etc.. Then call me." I did that and called the Prophet He came and sat at the 

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(creditors)." I measured for them till I paid all the debts. My dates remained as it nothing 

had been taken from them. In other narrations, Jabir said; The Prophet said, "He (i.e. 

'Abdullah) continued measuring for them till he paid all the debts." The Prophet said (to 

'Abdullah), "Cut (clusters) for him (i.e. one of the creditors) and measure for him fully." 

3.338: 

Narrated Al-Miqdam bin Ma'diyakrib: 

The Prophet said, "Measure your foodstuff and you will be blessed." 

3.339: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid: 

The Prophet said, "The Prophet Abraham made Mecca a sanctuary, and asked for Allah's 

blessing in it. I made Medina a sanctuary as Abraham made Mecca a sanctuary and I 

asked for Allah's Blessing in its measures the Mudd and the Sa as Abraham did for 

Mecca. 

3.340: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah bestow your blessings on their measures, bless their Mudd 

and Sa." The Prophet meant the people of Medina. 

3.341: 

Narrated Salim: 

that his father said. "I saw those, who used to buy foodstuff without measuring or 

weighing in the life time of the Prophet being punished if they sold it before carrying it to 

their own houses." 

3.342: 

Narrated Tawus: 

Ibn 'Abbas said, "Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of foodstuff before its measuring 

and transferring into one's possession." I asked Ibn 'Abbas, "How is that?" Ibn 'Abbas 

replied, "It will be just like selling money for money, as the foodstuff has not been handed 

over to the first purchaser who is the present seller." 

3.343: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "He who buys foodstuff should not sell it till he has received it." 

3.344: 

Narrated Az-Zuhri from Malik bin Aus: 

that the latter said, "Who has change?" Talha said, "I (will have change) when our 

storekeeper comes from the forest." 

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah's Apostle said, "The bartering of gold for silver is 

Riba, (usury), except if it is from hand to hand and equal in amount, and wheat grain for 

wheat grain is usury except if it is form hand to hand and equal in amount, and dates for 

dates is usury except if it is from hand to hand and equal in amount, and barley for barley 

is usury except if it is from hand to hand and equal in amount." (See Riba-Fadl in the 

glossary). 

3.345: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

The Prophet forbade the selling of foodstuff before receiving it. I consider that all types of 

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3.346: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "The buyer of foodstuff should not sell it before it has been measured 

for him." Isma'il narrated instead, "He should not sell it before receiving it." 

3.347: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I saw the people buy foodstuff randomly (i.e. blindly without measuring it) in the lifetime 

of Allah's Apostle and they were punished (by beating), if they tried to sell it before 

carrying it to their own houses. 

3.348: 

Narrated Aisha: 

Rarely did the Prophet fail to visit Abu Bakr's house everyday, either in the morning or in 

the evening. When the permission for migration to Medina was granted, all of a sudden 

the Prophet came to us at noon and Abu Bakr was informed, who said, "Certainly the 

Prophet has come for some urgent matter." The Prophet said to Abu Bark, when the latter 

entered "Let nobody stay in your home." Abu Bakr said, "O Allah's Apostle! There are 

only my two daughters (namely "Aisha and Asma') present." The Prophet said, "I feel (am 

informed) that I have been granted the permission for migration." Abu Bakr said, "I will 

accompany you, O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet said, "You will accompany me." Abu 

Bakr then said "O Allah's Apostle! I have two she-camels I have prepared specially for 

migration, so I offer you one of them. The Prophet said, "I have accepted it on the 

condition that I will pay its price." 

3.349: 

Narrated "Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not urge somebody to return what he has already bought (i.e. in 

optional sale) from another seller so as to sell him your own goods." 

3.350: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of things by a town dweller on behalf of a desert 

dweller; and similarly Najsh was forbidden. And one should not urge somebody to return 

the goods to the seller so as to sell him his own goods; nor should one demand the hand 

of a girl who has already been engaged to someone else; and a woman should not try to 

cause some other woman to be divorced in order to take her place. 

3.351: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

A man decided that a slave of his would be manumitted after his death and later on he 

was in need of money, so the Prophet took the slave and said, "Who will buy this slave 

from me?" Nu'aim bin 'Abdullah bought him for such and such price and the Prophet 

gave him the slave. 

3.352: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Najsh. 

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Allah's Apostle forbade the sale called 'Habal-al-Habala which was a kind of sale 

practiced in the Pre-Islamic Period of ignorance. One would pay the price of a she-camel 

which was not born yet would be born by the immediate offspring of an extant she-camel. 

3.354: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the selling by Munabadha, i.e. to sell one's garment by casting it 

to the buyer not allowing him to examine or see it. Similarly he forbade the selling by 

Mulamasa. Mulamasa is to buy a garment, for example, by merely touching it, not 

looking at it. 

3.355: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet forbade two kinds of dressing; (one of them) is to sit with one's legs drawn 

up while wrapped in one garment. (The other) is to lift that garment on one's shoulders. 

And also forbade two kinds of sale: Al-Limais and An-Nibadh. 

3.356: 

Narrated Abu Huraira : 

Allah's Apostle forbade selling by Mulamasa and Munabadha. 

3.357: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

The Prophet forbade two kinds of dresses and two kinds of sale, i.e., Mulamasa and 

Munabadha. 

3.358: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Don't keep camels and sheep unmilked for a long time, for whoever 

buys such an animal has the option to milk it and then either to keep it or return it to the 

owner along with one Sa of dates." Some narrated from Ibn Seereen (that the Prophet had 

said), "One Sa of wheat, and he has the option for three days." And some narrated from 

Ibn Seereen, " ... a Sa of dates," not mentioning the option for three days. But a Sa of 

dates is mentioned in most narrations. 

3.359: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud: 

Whoever buys a sheep which has not been milked for a long time, has the option of 

returning it along with one Sa of dates; and the Prophet forbade going to meet the seller 

on the way (as he has no knowledge of the market price and he may sell his goods at a 

low price). 

3.360: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not go forward to meet the caravan (to buy from it on the way 

before it reaches the town). And do not urge buyers to cancel their purchases to sell them 

(your own goods) yourselves, and do not practice Najsh. A town dweller should not sell 

the goods for the desert dweller. Do not leave sheep unmilked for a long time, when they 

are on sale, and whoever buys such an animal has the option of returning it, after milking 

it, along with a Sa of dates or keeping it. it has been kept unmilked for a long period by 

the seller (to deceive others). 

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Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever buys a sheep which has been kept unmilked for a long 

period, and milks it, can keep it if he is satisfied, and if he is not satisfied, he can return it, 

but he should pay one Sa of dates for the milk." 

3.362: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "If a slave-girl commits illegal sexual intercourse and it is proved 

beyond doubt, then her owner should lash her and should not blame her after the legal 

punishment. And then if she repeats the illegal sexual intercourse he should lash her again 

and should not blame her after the legal punishment, and if she commits it a third time, 

then he should sell her even for a hair rope." 

3.363: 

Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid: 

Allah's Apostle was asked about the slave-girl, if she was a virgin and committed illegal 

sexual intercourse. The Prophet said, "If she committed illegal sexual intercourse, lash 

her, and if she did it a second time, then lash her again, and if she repeated the third time, 

then sell her even for a hair rope." Ibn Shihab said, "I don't know whether to sell her after 

the third or fourth offense." 

3.364: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle came to me and I told him about the slave-girl (Buraira) Allah's Apostle 

said, "Buy and manumit her, for the Wala is for the one who manumits." In the evening 

the Prophet got up and glorified Allah as He deserved and then said, "Why do some 

people impose conditions which are not present in Allah's Book (Laws)? Whoever 

imposes such a condition as is not in Allah's Laws, then that condition is invalid even if 

he imposes one hundred conditions, for Allah's conditions are more binding and reliable." 

3.365: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Aisha wanted to buy Buraira and he (the Prophet ) went out for the prayer. When he 

returned, she told him that they (her masters) refused to sell her except on the condition 

that her Wala' would go to them. The Prophet replied, 'The Wala' would go to him who 

manumits.' " Hammam asked Naff whether her (Buraira's) husband was a free man or a 

slave. He replied that he did not know. 

3.366: 

Narrated Jarir: 

I have given a pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle for to testify that None has the right 

to be worshipped but Allah, and Muhammad is His Apostle, to offer prayers perfectly, to 

pay Zakat, to listen to and obey (Allah's and His Prophet's orders), and to give good 

advice to every Muslim. 

3.367: 

Narrated Tawus: 

Ibn 'Abbas said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Do not go to meet the caravans on the way (for 

buying their goods without letting them know the market price); a town dweller should 

not sell the goods of a desert dweller on behalf of the latter.' I asked Ibn 'Abbas, What 



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does he mean by not selling the goods of a desert dweller by a town dweller?' He said, 'He 

should not become his broker.' " 

3.368: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of the goods of a desert dweller by a town person. 

3.369: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "A buyer should not urge a seller to restore a purchase so as to buy it 

himself, and do not practice Najsh; and a town dweller should not sell goods of a desert 

dweller." 

3.370: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

We were forbidden that a town dweller should sell goods of a desert dweller. 

3.371: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet forbade the meeting (of caravans) on the way and the selling of goods by an 

inhabitant of the town on behalf of a desert dweller. 

3.372: 

Narrated Tawus: 

I asked Ibn 'Abbas, "What is the meaning of, 'No town dweller should sell (or buy) for a 

desert dweller'?" Ibn 'Abbas said, "It means he should not become his broker." 

3.373: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

Whoever buys an animal which has been kept unmilked for a long time, could return it, 

but has to pay a Sa of dates along with it. And the Prophet forbade meeting the owners of 

goods on the way away from the market. 

3.374: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "You should not try to cancel the purchases of one another (to get a 

benefit thereof), and do not go ahead to meet the caravan (for buying the goods) (but 

wait) till it reaches the market." 

3.375: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

We used to go ahead to meet the caravan and used to buy foodstuff from them. The 

Prophet forbade us to sell it till it was carried to the market. 

3.376: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: 

Some people used to buy foodstuff at the head of the market and used to sell it on the 

spot. Allah's Apostle forbade them to sell it till they brought it to (their) places. 

3.377: 

Narrated 'Urwa: 

Aisha said, "Buraira came to me and said, 'I have agreed with my masters to pay them 

nine Uqiyas (of gold) (in installments) one Uqiya per year; please help me.' I said, 'I am 

ready to pay the whole amount now provided your masters agree that your Wala will be 

for me.' So, Buraira went to her masters and told them about that offer but they refused to 



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accept it. She returned, and at that time, Allah's Apostle was sitting (present). Buraira 

said, 'I told them of the offer but they did not accept it and insisted on having the Wala.'.' 

The Prophet heard that." "Aisha narrated the whole story to the Prophet . He said to her, 

"Buy her and stipulate that her Wala' would be yours as the Wala' is for the manumitted." 

"Aisha did so. Then Allah's Apostle stood up in front of the people, and after glorifying 

Allah he said, "Amma Badu (i.e. then after)! What about the people who impose 

conditions which are not in Allah's Book (Laws)? Any condition that is not in Allah's 

Book (Laws) is invalid even if they were one hundred conditions, for Allah's decisions 

are the right ones and His conditions are the strong ones (firmer) and the Wala' will be for 

the manumitted." 

3.378: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Aisha, (mother of the faithful believers) wanted to buy a slave girl and manumit her, but 

her masters said that they would sell her only on the condition that her Wala' would be for 

them. "Aisha told Allah's Apostle of that. He said, "What they stipulate should not hinder 

you from buying her, as the Wala' is for the manumitted." 

3.379: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "The selling of wheat for wheat is Riba (usury) except if it is handed 

from hand to hand and equal in amount. Similarly the selling of barley for barley, is Riba 

except if it is from hand to hand and equal in amount, and dates for dates is usury except 

if it is from hand to hand and equal in amount. (See Riba-Fadl in the glossary). 

3.380: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Muzabana; and Muzabana is the selling of fresh dates for dried 

old dates by measure, and the selling of fresh grapes for dried grapes by measure. 

3.381: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet forbade Muzabana; and Muzabana is the selling of fresh fruit (without 

measuring it) for something by measure on the basis that if that thing turns to be more 

than the fruit, the increase would be for the seller of the fruit, and if it turns to be less, that 

would be of his lot. 

Narrated Ibn "Umar from Zaid bin Thabit that the Prophet allowed the selling of the fruits 

on the trees after estimation (when they are ripe). 

3.382: 

Narrated Ibn Shihab: 

that Malik bin Aus said, "I was in need of change for one-hundred Dinars. Talha bin 

'Ubaidullah called me and we discussed the matter, and he agreed to change (my Dinars). 

He took the gold pieces in his hands and fidgeted with them, and then said, "Wait till my 

storekeeper comes from the forest." 'Umar was listening to that and said, "By Allah! You 

should not separate from Talha till you get the money from him, for Allah's Apostle said, 

'The selling of gold for gold is Riba (usury) except if the exchange is from hand to hand 

and equal in amount, and similarly, the selling of wheat for wheat is Riba (usury) unless it 

is from hand to hand and equal in amount, and the selling of barley for barley is usury 



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unless it is from hand to hand and equal in amount, and dates for dates, is usury unless it 

is from hand to hand and equal in amount" 

3.383: 

Narrated Abu Bakra: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Don't sell gold for gold unless equal in weight, nor silver for silver 

unless equal in weight, but you could sell gold for silver or silver for gold as you like." 

3.384: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id: 

(Concerning exchange) that he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Do not sell gold for gold 

unless equal in weight, and do not sell silver unless equal in weight." 

3.385: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not sell gold for gold unless equivalent in weight, and do not 

sell less amount for greater amount or vice versa; and do not sell silver for silver unless 

equivalent in weight, and do not sell less amount for greater amount or vice versa and do 

not sell gold or silver that is not present at the moment of exchange for gold or silver that 

is present. 

3.386: 

Narrated Abu Salih Az-Zaiyat: 

I heard Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri saying, "The selling of a Dinar for a Dinar, and a Dirham for 

a Dirham (is permissible)." I said to him, "Ibn 'Abbas does not say the same." Abu Sa'id 

replied, "I asked Ibn 'Abbas whether he had heard it from the Prophet s or seen it in the 

Holy Book. Ibn 'Abbas replied, "I do not claim that, and you know Allah's Apostle better 

than I, but Usama informed me that the Prophet had said, 'There is no Riba (in money 

exchange) except when it is not done from hand to hand (i.e. when there is delay in 

payment).' " 

3.387: 

Narrated Abu Al-Minhal: 

I asked Al-Bara' bin 'Azib and Zaid bin Arqam about money exchanges. Each of them 

said, "This is better than I," and both of them said, "Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of 

silver for gold on credit. " 

3.388: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakra: 

that his father said, "The Prophet forbade the selling of gold for gold and silver for silver 

except if they are equivalent in weight, and allowed us to sell gold for silver and vice 

versa as we wished." 

3.389: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not sell fruits of dates until they become free from all the 

dangers of being spoilt or blighted; and do not sell fresh dates for dry dates." 

Narrated Salim and 'Abdullah from Zaid bin Habit' "Later on Allah's Apostle permitted 

the selling of ripe fruits on trees for fresh dates or dried dates in Bai'-al-'Araya, and did 

not allow it for any other kind of sale." 

3.390: 

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Allah's Apostle forbade Muzabana; and Muzabana means the selling of fresh dates (on 

the trees) for dried dates by measure and also the selling of fresh grapes for dried grapes 

by measure. 

3.391: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Muzabana and Muhaqala; and Muzabana means the selling of 

ripe dates for dates still on the trees. 

3.392: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet forbade Muzabana and Muhaqala. 

3.393: 

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: 

Allah's Apostle al lowed the owner of Araya to sell the fruits on the trees by means of 

estimation. 

3.394: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet forbade the selling of fruits unless they get ripe, and none of them should be 

sold except for Dinar or Dirham (i.e. money), except the Araya trees (the dates of which 

could be sold for dates). 

3.395: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet allowed the sale of the dates of 'Araya provided they were about five Awsuq 

(singular: Wasaq which means sixty Sa's) or less (in amount). 

3.396: 

Narrated Sahl bin Abu Hathma: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the selling of fruits (fresh dates) for dried dates but allowed the 

sale of fruits on the Araya by estimation and their new owners might eat their dates fresh. 

Sufyan (in another narration) said, "I told Yahya (a sub-narrator) when I was a mere boy, 

'Meccans say that the Prophet allowed them the sale of the fruits on Araya by estimation.' 

Yahya asked, 'How do the Meccans know about it?' I replied, 'They narrated it (from the 

Prophet ) through Jabir.' On that, Yahya kept quiet." Sufyan said, "I meant that Jabir 

belonged to Medina." Sufyan was asked whether in Jabir's narration there was any 

prohibition of selling fruits before their benefit is evident (i.e. no dangers of being spoilt 

or blighted). He replied that there was none. 

3.397: 

Narrated Ibn "Umar from Zaid bin Thabit: 

Allah's Apostle allowed the sale of 'Araya by estimating the dates on them for measured 

amounts of dried dates. Musa bin "Uqba said, "Al- 'Araya were distinguished date palms; 

one could come and buy them (i.e. their fruits). 

3.398: 

Narrated Zaid: 

Same as above (Hadith 397). 

3.399: 

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Allah's Apostle forbade the sale of fruits till their benefit is evident. He forbade both the 

seller and the buyer (such sale). 

3.400: 

Narrated Anas: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the sale of date fruits till they were ripe. Abu "Abdullah (Al- 

Bukhari) said, "That means till they were red (can be eaten). 

3.401: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

The Prophet forbade the s of (date) fruits till they were red or yellow and fit for eating. 

3.402: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet forbade the sale of fruits till their benefit is evident; and the sale of date 

palms till the dates are almost ripe. He was asked what 'are almost ripe' meant. He 

replied, "Got red and yellow." 

3.403: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle forbade the sale of fruits till they are almost ripe. He was asked what is 

meant by 'are almost ripe.' He replied, "Till they become red." Allah's Apostle further 

said, "If Allah spoiled the fruits, what right would one have to take the money of one's 

brother (i.e. other people)?" 

Narrated Ibn Shihab: If somebody bought fruits before their benefit is evident and then 

the fruits were spoiled with blights, the loss would be suffered by the owner (not the 

buyer). 

Narrated Salim bin 'Abdullah from Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said, "Do not sell or buy 

fruits before their benefit was evident and do not sell fresh fruits (dates) for dried dates." 

3.404: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

The Prophet bought some foodstuff from a Jew on credit and mortgaged his armor to him. 

3.405: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle appointed somebody as a governor of Khaibar. That governor brought to 

him an excellent kind of dates (from Khaibar). The Prophet asked, "Are all the dates of 

Khaibar like this?" He replied, "By Allah, no, O Allah's Apostle! But we barter one Sa of 

this (type of dates) for two Sas of dates of ours and two Sas of it for three of ours." 

Allah's Apostle said, "Do not do so (as that is a kind of usury) but sell the mixed dates (of 

inferior quality) for money, and then buy good dates with that money." 

3.406: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody sells pollinated date palms, the fruits will be for the 

seller unless the buyer stipulates that they will be for himself (and the seller agrees). 

3.407: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Muzabana, i.e. to sell ungathered dates of one's garden for 

measured dried dates or fresh ungathered grapes for measured dried grapes; or standing 

crops for measured quantity of foodstuff. He forbade all such bargains. 



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3.408: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "Whoever pollinates date palms and then sells them, the fruits will 

belong to him unless the buyer stipulates that the fruits should belong to him (and the 

seller agrees). 

3.409: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Allah's Apostle forbade Muhaqala, Mukhadara, Mulamasa, Munabadha and Muzabana. 

(See glossary and previous Hadiths for the meanings of these terms.) 

3.410: 

Narrated Humaid: 

Anas said, "The Prophet forbade the selling of dates till they were almost ripe." We asked 

Anas, "What does 'almost ripe' mean?" He replied, "They get red and yellow. The Prophet 

added, 'If Allah destroyed the fruits present on the trees, what right would the seller have 

to take the money of his brother (somebody else)?' " 

3.411: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

I was with the Prophet while he was eating fresh dates. He said, "From the trees there is a 

tree which resembles a faithful believer." I wanted to say that it was the date palm, but I 

was the youngest among them (so I kept quiet). He added, "It is the date palm." Shuraih 

told the weavers, "You are permitted to follow your own conventions to solve your 

problems (it is legal for you to stick to your traditions in bargain) . " 

Narrated "Abdul Wahab: Aiyub said: Muhammad said, "There is no harm in selling for 

eleven what you buy for ten, and you are allowed to take a profit for expenses . " 

The Prophet told Hind, "Take what is reasonable and sufficient for you and your sons." 

Allah says: Whoever is poor, can eat (from the orphan's property) reasonably (according 

to his labors). 

Al-Hasan hired a donkey from 'Abdullah bin Mirdas and asked him about the hire. The 

latter replied that it was for two Daniqs (a Daniq equals 1 16th Dirham). So Al-Hasan rode 

away. Another time, Al-Hasan came to "Abdullah bin Mirdas and asked him to hire the 

donkey to him and rode away without asking him about the hire, but he sent him half a 

Dirham. 

3.412: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

Abu Taiba cupped Allah's Apostle and so Allah's Apostle ordered that a Sa of dates be 

paid to him and ordered his masters (for he was a slave) to reduce his tax. 

3.413: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Hind, the mother of Mu'awiya said to Allah's Apostle, "Abu Sufyan (her husband) is a 

miser. Am I allowed to take from his money secretly?" The Prophet said to her, "You and 

your sons may take what is sufficient reasonably and fairly." 

3.414: 

Narrated Hisham bin "Urwa from his father: 

who heard Aisha saying, "The Holy Verse; 'Whoever amongst the guardians is rich, he 

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himself what is just and reasonable (according to his labors)' (4.6) was revealed 

concerning the guardian of the orphans who looks after them and manages favorably their 

financial affairs; If the guardian Is poor, he could have from It what Is just and 

reasonable, (according to his labors). 

3.415: 

Narrated Jabir: 

Allah's Apostle gave preemption (to the partner) in every joint property, but if the 

boundaries of the property were demarcated or the ways and streets were fixed, then there 

was no pre-emption. 

3.416: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle decided the validity of preemption in every joint undivided property, but 

if the boundaries were well marked or the ways and streets were fixed, then there was no 

pre-emption. 

3.417: 

Narrated Mussaddad from 'Abdul Wahid: 

the same as above but said, "... in every joint undivided thing..." Narrated Hisham from 

Ma' mar the same as above but said, "... in every property... " 

3.418: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "While three persons were walking, rain began to fall and they had to 

enter a cave in a mountain. A big rock rolled over and blocked the mouth of the cave. 

They said to each other, 'Invoke Allah with the best deed you have performed (so Allah 

might remove the rock)'. One of them said, 'O Allah! My parents were old and I used to 

go out for grazing (my animals). On my return I would milk (the animals) and take the 

milk in a vessel to my parents to drink. After they had drunk from it, I would give it to my 

children, family and wife. One day I was delayed and on my return I found my parents 

sleeping, and I disliked to wake them up. The children were crying at my feet (because of 

hunger). That state of affairs continued till it was dawn. O Allah! If You regard that I did 

it for Your sake, then please remove this rock so that we may see the sky.' So, the rock 

was moved a bit. 

The second said, 'O Allah! You know that I was in love with a cousin of mine, like the 

deepest love a man may have for a woman, and she told me that I would not get my desire 

fulfilled unless I paid her one-hundred Dinars (gold pieces). So, I struggled for it till I 

gathered the desired amount, and when I sat in between her legs, she told me to be afraid 

of Allah, and asked me not to deflower her except rightfully (by marriage). So, I got up 

and left her. O Allah! If You regard that I did if for Your sake, kindly remove this rock.' 

So, two-thirds of the rock was removed. Then the third man said, 'O Allah! No doubt You 

know that once I employed a worker for one Faraq (three Sa's) of millet, and when I 

wanted to pay him, he refused to take it, so I sowed it and from its yield I bought cows 

and a shepherd. After a time that man came and demanded his money. I said to him: Go 

to those cows and the shepherd and take them for they are for you. He asked me whether I 

was joking with him. I told him that I was not joking with him, and all that belonged to 

him. O Allah! If You regard that I did it sincerely for Your sake, then please remove the 

rock.' So, the rock was removed completely from the mouth of the cave." 



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3.419: 

Narrated ' Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr: 

We were with the Prophet when a tall pagan with long matted unkempt hair came driving 

his sheep. The Prophet asked him, "Are those sheep for sale or for gifts?" The pagan 

replied, "They are for sale." The Prophet bought one sheep from him. 

3.420: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "The Prophet Abraham emigrated with Sarah and entered a village 

where there was a king or a tyrant. (The king) was told that Abraham had entered (the 

village) accompanied by a woman who was one of the most charming women. So, the 

king sent for Abraham and asked, 'O Abraham! Who is this lady accompanying you?' 

Abraham replied, 'She is my sister (i.e. in religion).' Then Abraham returned to her and 

said, 'Do not contradict my statement, for I have informed them that you are my sister. By 

Allah, there are no true believers on this land except you and 1.' Then Abraham sent her 

to the king. When the king got to her, she got up and performed ablution, prayed and said, 

'O Allah! If I have believed in You and Your Apostle, and have saved my private parts 

from everybody except my husband, then please do not let this pagan overpower me.' On 

that the king fell in a mood of agitation and started moving his legs. Seeing the condition 

of the king, Sarah said, 'O Allah! If he should die, the people will say that I have killed 

him.' The king regained his power, and proceeded towards her but she got up again and 

performed ablution, prayed and said, 'O Allah! If I have believed in You and Your 

Apostle and have kept my private parts safe from all except my husband, then please do 

not let this pagan overpower me.' The king again fell in a mood of agitation and started 

moving his legs. On seeing that state of the king, Sarah said, 'O Allah! If he should die, 

the people will say that I have killed him.' The king got either two or three attacks, and 

after recovering from the last attack he said, 'By Allah! You have sent a satan to me. Take 

her to Abraham and give her Ajar.' So she came back to Abraham and said, Allah 

humiliated the pagan and gave us a slave-girl for service." 

3.421: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas and Abu bin Zarrf a quarreled over a boy. Sa'd said, "O Allah's 

Apostle! This boy is the son of my brother ('Utba bin Abi Waqqas) who took a promise 

from me that I would take him as he was his (illegal) son. Look at him and see whom he 

resembles." Abu bin Zanfa said, "O Allah's Apostle! This is my brother and was born on 

my father's bed from his slave-girl." Allah's Apostle cast a look at the boy and found 

definite resemblance to "Utba and then said, "The boy is for you, O Abu bin Zanf a. The 

child goes to the owner of the bed and the adulterer gets nothing but the stones (despair, 

i.e. to be stoned to death). Then the Prophet said, "O Sauda bint Zama! Screen yourself 

from this boy." So, Sauda never saw him again. 

3.422: 

Narrated Sa'd that his father said: 

'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf said to Suhaib, 'Fear Allah and do not ascribe yourself to 

somebody other than your father.' Suhaib replied, 'I would not like to say it even if I were 

given large amounts of money, but I say I was kidnapped in my childhood.' " 

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Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair: 

Hakim bin Hizam said, "O Allah's Apostle! I used to do good deeds in the Pre-Islamic 

period of Ignorance, e.g., keeping good relations with my Kith and kin, manumitting 

slaves and giving alms. Shall I receive a reward for all that?" Allah's Apostle replied, 

"You embraced Islam with all the good deeds which you did in the past." 

3.424: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas: 

Once Allah's Apostle passed by a dead sheep and said to the people, "Wouldn't you 

benefit by its skin?" The people replied that it was dead. The Prophet said, "But its eating 

only is illegal." 

3.425: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will 

shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross 

and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the 

protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and 

nobody will accept charitable gifts. 

3.426: 

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 

Once 'Umar was informed that a certain man sold alcohol. 'Umar said, "May Allah curse 

him! Doesn't he know that Allah's Apostle said, 'May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah had 

forbidden them to eat the fat of animals but they melted it and sold it." 

3.427: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah curse the Jews, because Allah made fat illegal for them 

but they sold it and ate its price. " 

3.428: 

Narrated Sa'id bin Abu Al-Hasan: 

While I was with Ibn 'Abbas a man came and said, "O father of 'Abbas! My sustenance is 

from my manual profession and I make these pictures." Ibn 'Abbas said, "I will tell you 

only what I heard from Allah's Apostle . I heard him saying, 'Whoever makes a picture 

will be punished by Allah till he puts life in it, and he will never be able to put life in it.' " 

Hearing this, that man heaved a sigh and his face turned pale. Ibn 'Abbas said to him, 

"What a pity! If you insist on making pictures I advise you to make pictures of trees and 

any other unanimated objects." 

3.429: 

Narrated 'Aisha: 

When the last verses of Surat-al-Baqara were revealed, the Prophet went out (of his house 

to the Mosque) and said, "The trade of alcohol has become illegal." 

3.430: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Allah says, 'I will be against three persons on the Day of Resurrection: 

-1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but he proves treacherous. 

-2. One who sells a free person (as a slave) and eats the price, 



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-3. And one who employs a laborer and gets the full work done by him but does not pay 

him his wages.' " 

3.431: 

Narrated Anas: 

Amongst the captives was Safiya. First she was given to Dihya Al-Kalbi and then to the 

Prophet. 

3.432: 

Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: 

that while he was sitting with Allah's Apostle he said, "O Allah's Apostle! We get female 

captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion 

about coitus interrupt us?" The Prophet said, "Do you really do that? It is better for you 

not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into 

existence. 

3.433: 

Narrated Jabir: 

The Prophet sold a Mudabbar (on behalf of his master who was still living and in need of 

money). 

3.434: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle sold a Mudabbar. 

3.435: 

Narrated Zaid bin Khalid and Abu Huraira: 

that Allah's Apostle was asked about an unmarried slave-girl who committed illegal 

sexual intercourse. They heard him saying, "Flog her, and if she commits illegal sexual 

intercourse after that, flog her again, and on the third (or the fourth) offense, sell her." 

3.436: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

I heard the Prophet saying, "If a slave-girl of yours commits illegal sexual intercourse and 

her illegal sexual intercourse is proved, she should be lashed, and after that nobody 

should blame her, and if she commits illegal sexual intercourse the second time, she 

should be lashed and nobody should blame her after that, and if she does the offense for 

the third time and her illegal sexual intercourse is proved, she should be sold even for a 

hair rope." 

3.437: 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: 

The Prophet came to Khaibar and when Allah made him victorious and he conquered the 

town by breaking the enemy's defense, the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was 

mentioned to him and her husband had been killed while she was a bride. Allah's Apostle 

selected her for himself and he set out in her company till he reached Sadd-ar-Rawha' 

where her menses were over and he married her. Then Hais (a kind of meal) was prepared 

and served on a small leather sheet (used for serving meals). Allah's Apostle then said to 

me, "Inform those who are around you (about the wedding banquet)." So that was the 

marriage banquet given by Allah's Apostle for (his marriage with) Safiya. After that we 

proceeded to Medina and I saw that Allah's Apostle was covering her with a cloak while 



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she was behind him. Then he would sit beside his camel and let Safiya put her feet on his 

knees to ride (the camel). 

3.438: 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: 

I heard Allah's Apostle, in the year of the Conquest of Mecca, saying, "Allah and His 

Apostle made illegal the trade of alcohol, dead animals, pigs and idols." The people 

asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What about the fat of dead animals, for it was used for 

greasing the boats and the hides; and people use it for lights?" He said, "No, it is illegal." 

Allah's Apostle further said, "May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah made the fat (of 

animals) illegal for them, yet they melted the fat and sold it and ate its price." 

3.439: 

Narrated Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari: 

Allah's Apostle forbade taking the price of a dog, money earned by prostitution and the 

earnings of a soothsayer. 

3.440: 

Narrated " Aun bin Abu Juhaifa: 

I saw my father buying a slave whose profession was cupping, and ordered that his 

instruments (of cupping) be broken. I asked him the reason for doing so. He replied, 

"Allah's Apostle prohibited taking money for blood, the price of a dog, and the earnings 

of a slave-girl by prostitution; he cursed her who tattoos and her who gets tattooed, the 

eater of Riba (usury), and the maker of pictures." 

3.441: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

Allah's Apostle came to Medina and the people used to pay in advance the price of fruits 

to be delivered within one or two years. (The sub-narrator is in doubt whether it was one 

to two years or two to three years.) The Prophet said, "Whoever pays money in advance 

for dates (to be delivered later) should pay it for known specified weight and measure (of 

the dates). 

3.442: 

Narrated Ibn Abi Najih: 

as above, mentioning only specific measure. 

3.443: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet came to Medina and the people used to pay in advance the price of dates to 

be delivered within two or three years. He said (to them), "Whoever pays in advance the 

price of a thing to be delivered later should pay it for a specified measure at specified 

weight for a specified period." 

3.444: 

Narrated Ibn Abi Najih: 

as above, saying, "He should pay the price in advance for a specified measure and for a 

specified period." 

3.445: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 



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The Prophet came (to Medina) and he told the people (regarding the payment of money in 

advance that they should pay it) for a known specified measure and a known specified 

weight and a known specified period. 

3.446: 

Narrated Shu' ba: 

Muhammad or 'Abdullah bin Abu Al-Mujalid said, "Abdullah bin Shaddad and Abu 

Burda differed regarding As-Salam, so they sent me to Ibn Abi 'Aufa and I asked him 

about it. He replied, 'In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, we used to 

pay in advance the prices of wheat, barley, dried grapes and dates to be delivered later. I 

also asked Ibn Abza and he, too, replied as above.' " 

3.447: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Mujalid: 

'Abdullah bin Shaddad and Abu Burda sent me to 'Abdullah bin Abi 'Aufa and told me 

to ask 'Abdullah whether the people in the lifetime of the Prophet used to pay in advance 

for wheat (to be delivered later). 'Abdullah replied, "We used to pay in advance to the 

peasants of Sham for wheat, barley and olive oil of a known specified measure to be 

delivered in a specified period." I asked (him), "Was the price paid (in advance) to those 

who had the things to be delivered later?" 'Abdullah bin 'Aufa replied, "We did not use to 

ask them about that." Then they sent me to 'Abdur Rahman bin Abza and I asked him. He 

replied, "The companions of the Prophet used to practice Salam in the lifetime of the 

Prophet; and we did not use to ask them whether they had standing crops or not." 

3.448: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Abi Al-Mujalid: 

as above (446) and said, "We used to pay them in advance for wheat and barley (to be 

delivered later). Narrated Ash-Shaibani~"And also for oil." 

3.449: 

Narrated Ash-Shaibani: 

who said "We used to pay in advance for wheat barley and dried grapes." 

3.450: 

Narrated Abu Bakhtari at-Tai: 

I asked Ibn 'Abbas about Salam for (the fruits of) date-palms. He replied "The Prophet 

forbade the sale a dates on the trees till they became fit for eating and could be weighed." 

A man asked what to be weighed (as the dates were still on the trees). Another man 

sitting beside Ibn 'Abbas replied, "Till they are cut and stored." Narrated Abu Al- 

Bakhtari: I heard Ibn 'Abbas (saying) that the Prophet forbade ... etc. as above. 

3.451: 

Narrated Abu Al-Bakhtari: 

I asked Ibn 'Umar about Salam (the fruits of) date-palms. He replied, "The Prophet 

forbade the sale of dates till their benefit becomes evident and fit for eating and also the 

sale of silver (for gold) on credit." I asked Ibn 'Abbas about Salam for dates and he 

replied, "The Prophet forbade the sale of dates till they were fit for eating and could be 

estimated." 

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I asked Ibn "Umar about Salam for dates. Ibn "Umar replied, "The Prophet forbade the 

sale (the fruits) of date-palms until they were fit for eating and also forbade the sale of 

silver for gold on credit." I also asked Ibn 'Abbas about it. Ibn "Abbas replied, "The 

Prophet forbade the sale of dates till they were fit for eating, and could be weighed." I 

asked him, "What is to be weighed (as the dates are on the trees)?" A man sitting by Ibn 

"Abbas said, "It means till they are cut and stored." 

3.453: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

Allah's Apostle bought some foodstuff (barley) from a Jew on credit and mortgaged his 

iron armor to him (the armor stands for a guarantor). 

3.454: 

Narrated Al-A"mash: 

We argued at Ibrahim's dwelling place about mortgaging in Salam. He said, "Aisha said, 

'The Prophet bought some foodstuff from a Jew on credit and the payment was to be 

made by a definite period, and he mortgaged his iron armor to him." 

3.455: 

Narrated Ibn "Abbas: 

The Prophet came to Medina and the people used to pay in advance the prices of fruits to 

be delivered within two to three years. The Prophet said (to them), "Buy fruits by paying 

their prices in advance on condition that the fruits are to be delivered to you according to 

a fixed specified measure within a fixed specified period." Ibn Najih said, " ... by 

specified measure and specified weight." 

3.456: 

Narrated Muhammad bin Abi Al-Mujalid: 

Abu Burda and "Abdullah bin Shaddad sent me to "Abdur Rahman bin Abza and 

"Abdullah bin Abi "Aufa to ask them about the Salaf (Salam). They said, "We used to get 

war booty while we were with Allah's Apostle and when the peasants of Sham came to us 

we used to pay them in advance for wheat, barley, and oil to be delivered within a fixed 

period." I asked them, "Did the peasants own standing crops or not?" They replied, "We 

never asked them about it." 

3.457: 

Narrated "Abdullah: 

The people used to sell camels on the basis of Habal-al-Habala. The Prophet forbade 

such sale. Nafi" explained Habal-al-Habala by saying. "The camel is to be delivered to the 

buyer after the she-camel gives birth." 

3.458: 

Narrated Jabir bin "Abdullah: 

Allah's Apostle gave a verdict regarding Shuf a in every undivided joint thing (property). 

But if the limits are defined (or demarcated) or the ways and streets are fixed, then there 

is no pre-emption. 

3.459: 

Narrated " Amr bin Ash-Sharid: 

While I was standing with Sa"d bin Abi Waqqas, Al-Miswar bin Makhrama came and put 

his hand on my shoulder. Meanwhile Abu Rafi", the freed slave of the Prophet came and 

asked Sa"d to buy from him the (two) dwellings which were in his house. Sa"d said, "By 



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Allah I will not buy them." Al-Miswar said, "By Allah, you shall buy them." Sa'd replied, 

"By Allah, I will not pay more than four thousand (Dirhams) by installments." Abu Raff 

said, "I have been offered five hundred Dinars (for it) and had I not heard the Prophet 

saying, 'The neighbor has more right than anyone else because of his nearness, I would 

not give them to you for four-thousand (Dirhams) while I am offered five-hundred Dinars 

(one Dinar equals ten Dirhams) for them." So, he sold it to SaM. 

3.460: 

Narrated Aisha: 

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have two neighbors and would like to know to which of them 

I should give presents." He replied, "To the one whose door is nearer to you." 

3.461: 

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Aslf ari: 

The Prophet said, "The honest treasurer who gives willingly what he is ordered to give, is 

one of the two charitable persons, (the second being the owner). 

3.462: 

Narrated Abu Musa: 

I went to the Prophet with two men from Ash' ari tribe. I said (to the Prophet), "I do not 

know that they want employment." The Prophet said, "No, we do not appoint for our jobs 

anybody who demands it earnestly." 

3.463: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Allah did not send any prophet but shepherded sheep." His 

companions asked him, "Did you do the same?" The Prophet replied, "Yes, I used to 

shepherd the sheep of the people of Mecca for some Qirats." 

3.464: 

Narrated "Aisha: 

The Prophet and Abu Bakr employed a (pagan) man from the tribe of Bani Ad-Dail and 

the tribe of Bani Abu bin 'Adi as a guide. He was an expert guide and he broke the oath 

contract which he had to abide by with the tribe of A1-' Asi bin Wail and he was on the 

religion of Quraish pagans. The Prophet and Abu Bakr had confidence in him and gave 

him their riding camels and told him to bring them to the Cave of Thaur after three days. 

So, he brought them their two riding camels after three days and both of them (The 

Prophet and Abu Bakr) set out accompanied by Amir bin Fuhaira and the Dili guide who 

guided them below Mecca along the road leading to the sea-shore. 

3.465: 

Narrated Aisha: 

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle and Abu Bakr hired a man from the tribe of 

Bani-Ad-Dil as an expert guide who was a pagan (follower of the religion of the pagans 

of Quraish). The Prophet and Abu Bakr gave him their two riding camels and took a 

promise from him to bring their riding camels in the morning of the third day to the Cave 

of Thaur. 

3.466: 

Narrated YaTa bin Umaiya: 

I fought in Jaish-al-Usra (Ghazwa of Tabuk) along with the Prophet and in my opinion 

that was the best of my deeds. Then I had an employee, who quarrel led with someone 



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and one of the them bit and cut the other's finger and caused his own tooth to fall out. He 

then went to the Prophet (with a complaint) but the Prophet canceled the suit and said to 

the complainant, "Did you expect him to let his finger in your mouth so that you might 

snap and cut it (as does a stallion camel)?" 

Narrated Ibn Juraij from 'Abdullah bin Abu Mulaika from his grandfather a similar story: 

A man bit the hand of another man and caused his own tooth to fall out, but Abu Bakr 

judged that he had no right for compensation (for the broken tooth). 

3.467: 

Narrated Ubai bin Ka'b: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Both of them (Moses and Al-Khadir) proceeded on till they reached 

a wall which was about to fall." Sa'd said [?? or Sa'id], "(Al-Khadir pointed) with his 

hands (towards the wall) and then raised his hands and the wall became straightened up." 

YaTa said, "I think Sa'id [?? or Sa'd] said, 'He (Khadir) passed his hand over it and it was 

straightened up." (Moses said to him), "if you had wanted, you could have taken wages 

for it." Sa'id [?? or Sa'd] said, "Wages with which to buy food . " 

3.468: 

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: 

The Prophet said, "Your example and the example of the people of the two Scriptures 

(i.e. Jews and Christians) is like the example of a man who employed some laborers and 

asked them, 'Who will work for me from morning till midday for one Qirat?' The Jews 

accepted and carried out the work. He then asked, Who will work for me from midday up 

to the 'Asr prayer for one Qirat?' The Christians accepted and fulfilled the work. He then 

said, Who will work for me from the 'Asr till sunset for two Qirats?' You, Muslims have 

accepted the offer. The Jews and the Christians got angry and said, Why should we work 

more and get lesser wages?' (Allah) said, 'Have I withheld part of your right?' They 

replied in the negative. He said, 'It is My Blessing, I bestow upon whomever I wish .' 

3.469: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: 

Allah's Apostle said, "Your example and the example of Jews and Christians is like the 

example of a man who employed some laborers to whom he said, 'Who will work for me 

up to midday for one Qirat each?' The Jews carried out the work for one Qirat each; and 

then the Christians carried out the work up to the ' Asr prayer for one Qirat each; and now 

you Muslims are working from the 'Asr prayer up to sunset for two Qirats each. The Jews 

and Christians got angry and said, We work more and are paid less.' The employer 

(Allah) asked them, 'Have I usurped some of your right?' They replied in the negative. He 

said, 'That is My Blessing, I bestow upon whomever I wish.' " 

3.470: 

Narrated Abu Huraira: 

The Prophet said, "Allah said, 'I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day 

of Resurrection: 

-1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous; 

-2. One who sells a free person and eats his price; and 

-3. One who employs a laborer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his 

lab our.' " 

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Narrated Abu Musa: 

The Prophet said, "The example of Muslims, Jews and Christians is like the example of a 
man who employed laborers to work for him from morning till night for specific wages. 
They worked till midday and then said, 'We do not need your money which you have 
fixed for us and let whatever we have done be annulled.' The man said to them, 'Don't 
quit the work, but complete the rest of it and take your full wages.' But they refused and 
went away. The man employed another batch after them and said to them, 'Complete the 
rest of the day and yours will be the wages I had fixed for the first batch.' So, they worked 
till the time of ' Asr prayer. Then they said, "Let what we have done be annulled and keep 
the wages you have promised us for yourself The man said to them, 'Complete the rest of 
the work, as only a little of the day remains,' but they refused. Thereafter he employed 
another batch to work for the rest of the day and they worked for the rest of the day till the 
sunset, and they received the wages of the two former batches. So, that was the example 
of those people (Muslims) and the example of this light (guidance) which they have 
accepted willingly. 
3.472: 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: 

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Three men from among those who were before you, set 
out together till they reached a cave at night and entered it. A big rock rolled down the 
mountain and closed the mouth of the cave. They said (to each other), Nothing could save 
you Tom this rock but to invoke Allah by giving referenda to the righteous deed which 
you have done (for Allah's sake only).' So, one of them said, 'O Allah! I had old parents 
and I never provided my family (wife, children etc.) with milk before them. One day, by 
chance I was delayed, and I came late (at night) while they had slept. I milked the sheep 
for them and took the milk to them, but I found them sleeping. I disliked to provide my 
family with the milk before them. I waited for them and the bowl of milk was in my hand 
and I kept on waiting for them to get up till the day dawned. Then they got up and drank 
the milk. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from our critical 
situation caused by this rock.' So, the rock shifted a little but they could not get out." 
The Prophet added, "The second man said, 'O Allah! I had a cousin who was the dearest 
of all people to me and I wanted to have sexual relations with her but she refused. Later 
she had a hard time in a famine year and she came to me and I gave her one-hundred-and- 
twenty Dinars on the condition that she would not resist my desire, and she agreed. When 
I was about to fulfill my desire, she said: It is illegal for you to outrage my chastity except 
by legitimate marriage. So, I thought it a sin to have sexual intercourse with her and left 
her though she was the dearest of all the people to me, and also I left the gold I had given 
her. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from the present calamity.' 
So, the rock shifted a little more but still they could not get out from there." 
The Prophet added, "Then the third man said, 'O Allah! I employed few laborers and I 
paid them their wages with the exception of one man who did not take his wages and 
went away. I invested his wages and I got much property thereby. (Then after some time) 
he came and said to me: O Allah's slave! Pay me my wages. I said to him: All the camels, 
cows, sheep and slaves you see, are yours. He said: O Allah's slave! Don't mock at me. I 
said: I am not mocking at you. So, he took all the herd and drove them away and left 



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nothing. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from the present 

suffering.' So, that rock shifted completely and they got out walking. 

3.473: 

Narrated Abu May' id Al-Ansari: 

Whenever Allah's Apostle ordered us to give in charity we would go to the market and 

work as porters to earn a Mudd (two handfuls) (of foodstuff) but now some of us have 

one-hundred thousand Dirhams or Diners. (The sub-narrator) Shaqiq said, "I think Abu 

Mas'ud meant himself b